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JOURNAL 




All God's Children 



of the 
North Carolina 
if Annual Conference 

1998 



UNITED METHODIST BUILDING STAFF DIRECTORY 

All Offices 1-800-849-4433 or (919) 832-9560 or FAX (919) 834-7989 

BISHOPS OFFICE 

Marion M Edwards (Bishop, Raleigh Area) EMAlL:bishopmme@nccumc.org Ext 242 

Sandy Smith (Admin.Sec.to the Bishop) EMAlL:smsmith@nccumc.org Ext 242 

B. J. Lewis (Secretarial Assistant) EMAiL:bjIewis@nccumc.org Ext 296 

Bishop's Office FAX (919) 832-4721 

MINISTERIAL RELATIONS OFFICE 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr. (Admin.Asst.to the Bishop) EMAIL:fbjjr@nccumc.org Ext 246 

Robbie Barrett (Sr.Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:rwbarrett@nccumc.org Ext 245 

Lynn Morris (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:ljmorris@nccumc.org Ext 244 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES OFFICE 

Hope Morgan Ward (Exec.Dir.,CCOM) EMAIL:hmward@nccumc.org Ext 249 

(CCOM Admin.; Disaster Response; Health/Human Sem. [Retirement Homes, Home for Children, Golden 
Cross]; Higher Ed/Campus Min.; Meth.Brd.of Pub.; Nominations; Task Force Initiatives; Worship) 

Linda Harris (Admin.Asst./Off.Mgr) EMAIL:leeharris@nccumc.org Ext 247 

Linda Smith (Print Shop Dir.) EMAIL:umcprintshop@nccumc.org Ext 238 

Laura Bailey (Media Ctr Dir.) EMAlL:llbailey@nccumc.org Ext 264 

Jimmy F. Cummings (Assoc.Dir.) EMAIL:jfloyd@nccumc.org Ext 255 

(MULTICULTURAL/SOCIAL MINISTRIES: Church/Governmental Relations; Church/Society; Christian 
Clnity/lnterreligious Concerns; COSROW; Criminal Justice/Mercy Ministries; EMLC Concerns; Hispanic 
Ministry Task Force; Hunger/Human Need; Native American Ministries; Religion/Race) 

Simone Whitaker (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:simone@nccumc.org Ext 254 

Bruce E. Stanley (Assoc.Dir.) EMAlL:bstanl23@nccumc.org Ext 259 

(MISSIONS/EVANGELISM: Board of Missions, Inc., Loans; Construction Assistance/Loans/ Grants to 
Local Churches; Evangelism/Church Renewal; Missions/Outreach; Operation Classroom-Liberia; Peru 
Covenant; Project AGAPE-Armenia) 

LeeAnne Thornton (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:lbthornton@nccumc.org Ext 258 

Carol D. Hayes (Assoc.Dir.) EMAlL:carolhayes@nccumc.org Ext 257 

(EDUCATION/LAY MINISTRIES: Nurturing Ministries-Children Adults, Singles, Families; January Work- 
shops; Lay Min./Lay Speaker Training; Leadership Dev., Spiritual Formation; Scouting; UMM; CIMW) 

Becky Hayes (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:beckyh@nccumc.org Ext 256 

Sue Ellen Nicholson (Assoc.Dir.) EMAIL:senicholson@nccumc.org Ext 253 

(YOUTH/CAMPING MINISTRIES: Camping/Outdoor Ministries; Conference Youth Events; Youth 
Ministries; Youth Sewice Fund) 

Stephanie Suggs (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:sasuggs@nccumc.org Ext 252 

Wilbum L(BilI) NortonJr. (Assoc.Dir.) EMAlL:bnorton@nccumc.org Ext 263 

(COMMUNICATIONS/STEWARDSHIP: Communications/Information Highway Task Force; Church 
Finance Interpretation; Local Church Computer Consultation; Media Center Supervision; Production of 
Conference Newsletter-CONNECTINGS; News Releases/Media Relations; Stewardship Resourcing/ 

Consultation; Webpage Administrator) Home Phone: 919-851-6005 

LeeAnne Thornton (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:Ibthornton@nccumc.org Ext 258 

CONFERENCE TREASURER'S OFFICE 

J. Allen Norris, Jr. (Conf.Treas./Bus.Mgr) EMAIL:janorris@nccumc.org Ext 229 

Sharon E Strother (Controller) EMAlL:sestrother@nccumc.org Ext 230 

Caroline Buckland (Group Admin./Off.Mgr) EMAlL:caroline@nccumc.org Ext 228 

(Group Ins. Admin.; Duke Endowment Disbursements, Eg. Compensation; Emerging 
Church; Golden Cross Disbursements; Ministers' Transition Fund; Property Mgmt.) 

Chris Bredbenner (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:chrisyb@nccumc.org Ext 234 

(Accounts Payable; Financial Reports) 

Diana Hunter (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:drhunter@nccumc.org Ext 232 

(Labels; Loans Receivable; Remittances; Tables I & II Data) 

Eva Mathers (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:eemathers@nccumc.org Ext 235 

(Apportionments; Financial Reports; General Ledger Accountant) 

Alison Smith (Admin.Asst.) EMAlL:awsmith@nccumc.org Ext 233 

(Board of Trustee Matters; CFA; Moving Expenses; Payroll) 

CONFERENCE SECRETARY'S OFFICE 

James L. Bryan (Conference Secretary) Ext 223 

Evelyn Lane (Admin.Asst.) EMAIL:ewlane@nccumc.org Ext 222 

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICE 

Stephen C. Compton (Dir.) EMAIL:scompton@nccumc.org Ext 250 

(Church Planning/Research; Clergy /Staff Leader Dev.; Congrega.Dev .; New Church Dev.; $10 Club) 

Becky Hayes (Admin.Asst.) EMAlLbeckyh@nccumc.org Ext 256 

INFORMATION SYSTEMS COORDINATOR'S OFFICE 

C. Robert Pollock (MIS Dir.) EMAIL:robbiepollock@nccumc.org Ext 227 

Shannon Medlin (Receptionist) EMAIL:smedlin@nccumc.org Ext 

CURRENT GIVING OFFICE (UNFUNDED PENSION UABILJTY) 

Patricia B. McNeil (Dir.) EMAIL:pbmcneil@nccumc.org Ext 297 

UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION, INC. OFFICE 

Douglas L Byrd (Exec.Dir.) EMAlLdlbyrd@nccumc.org 919-836-0029 or 1-800-555^718 

Gina Schwenn(Controller)EMAIL:vlschwenn@nccumc.org 919-836-0029 or 1-800-555-4718 
Kim Smith (Admin.Asst.) EMAILkmsmith@nccumc.org . 919-836-0029 or 1-800-555-4718 



,toC *' a lKv.Sc*,. 

JOURNAL 

of the 

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 

of 

The United Methodist Church 

Southeastern Jurisdiction 

1998 



Successor to 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1828 - 1939 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837 - 1844 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1845 - 1939 

Blue Ridge - Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1879 - 1939 

Eastern District, North Carolina - Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction, The 

Methodist Church, 1940 - 1967 

being 

The Thirtieth Session of The United Methodist Church and the One Hundred 

Seventy-third Session of the oldest constituent member Conference of Gnited 

Methodism in the North Carolina Conference 

June 11-14, 1998 



Marion M. Edwards, Presiding Bishop 

James L. Bryan, Conference Secretary 

Edited for the Conference by: James L. Bryan 

Composition and Desk Top Publishing by: Evelyn W. Lane, Editorial Assistant 

Printed by: Chamblee Graphics, Raleigh, NC 

PRICE: $10.00 




MARION M. EDWARDS 

Resident Bishop 



4 
Our 1998 North Carolina Annual Conference Emphasis 

ALL GOP'Q CHILDREN 

In 1996, the Council of Bishops called upon The United Methodist 
Church to reshape its life in response to the crisis among children and the 
poor. The goals of the initiative are threefold: 



Reshaping of The United Methodist Church in response to God 
who is among "the least of these" 



Understanding the crisis among children and the poor and enabling 
the church to respond 



* Proclaiming in word and deed the gospel of God's grace in Jesus 
Christ with children and those oppressed by poverty 



As a response to the Bishops* Initiative on Children and Poverty, these 
days of Annual Conference will focus upon the theme, "All God's Children." 
May we remember that we are all God's children as we sing and celebrate, 
set apart persons for particular ministry, and make important decisions 
together. 

Through these days together, may every congregation be inspired to 
become "A Church for All God's Children." May we grow in hospitality to 
all God's people, departing ready to extend a holy welcome to those 
nearby in our neighborhoods but outside the community of faith. 

In the year ahead, may the Holy Spirit make us eager to communicate 
and live the gospel of Jesus Christ with all children and the poor. 




1998 - 1999 Conference Extended Cabinet 

Seated, 1. to r. - Jack L Hunter, William M. Presnell, Glenda N. Johnson, J. Thomas 
Smith, Rodney G. Hamm; second row - J. Allen Norris, John S. Paschal, H. Sidney 
Huggins HI, F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Kermit L. Braswell, James 
C. Lee, Samuel Wynn, Hope Morgan Ward, Thomas E. Loftis, and J. Edward Morrison 




1998 Elders 

First row, 1. to r. - Berry Lynn Taylor II, Robert Wesley Simpson, Bishop Edwards, 
Joseph Wayne Casteel, Michael David Frese, and Sally Glenn Bates; second row - Donald 
Stephen Stutts, Ronnie Richard Dawson, Thomas Willard Newman, Martha Kirk Wofford 
Edgerton, Jeffrey Dean Arthurs, Brian Darren Perry, and James Crispin Noble II 




1998 Deacons in Probationary/Associate Membership 

First row, I. to r., - Dora Russell Dorsey, Brenda Crawford Walton, Jennifer Christine 
Berentsen Williams, David William Girod, Curtis Melvin Mull, Jr., Bishop Edwards, James 
Gerrard Mentzer, Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr., Edgardo Antonio Colon-Emeric, Jeanne 
Beard Allen, and Shirley Acker Ward; second row - Theodore Ralph Miller, David Jack Beck, 
Benjamin Edward Wells, George Rosser Carter III, William Sidney Hoyle, Jr., Marty Jeffrey 
Cauley, Jerry Dean Martin, Richard Leon Farmer, Billie Fallon Melvin, Jr., Willie Heber 
Frizzelle, William Marvin Budzinski, and William Joseph Stallings 




1998 Deacons in Full Connection 

Brigette Ann Freeman Morris, Patricia Hicks Archer, Bishop Edwards, Judith Olivia 
Jolly, and Cynthia Diane Powell 




1998 Diaconal Ministers 

Betty Ann Buckley, Bishop Edwards, and Juanita Cousins Bryant 




1998 Retirees 

First row, I. to r. - Jerry & Margaret Bryan, McGee & Leatrice Creech, Julian Scott, 
Margaret & Jim Waggoner; second row - Clyde & Sherry Cheezem, Chris & Bob Wallace, 
Peggy & Carson Tyson; third row - Glenda & Paul Scott, Charles & Ann Davis, Rodney 
& Patricia Lane; fourth row - Wynell & Tom Hoogerland, Sidney & Frances Epperson; 
fifth row - Carolyn & J. B. Helms, Miles & Ruth Murphy, Peggy & Robert Pullman; not 
pictured: Douglas & Carolyn Byrd, David & Ivor Daniel, Donnie & Barbara Davis, Tommy 
& Billie Faggart, Al & Faye Morris, Tommy & Alma Privette, Eddie Jo Jarrett, Russell & 
Caroline Stott, Walter & Peggy Weaver, and Roger Williams 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Section I: Conference Officers and Related Ministries 

A. Certificate of Ordination 10 

B. Conference Officers 13 

C. Conference Cabinet and Council on Ministries Staff 14 

D. Conference Related Ministries 15 

Section II: Conference Organization 

A. 1998 Annual Conference Organization and Personnel 19 

B. Quadrennially Elected Ministries 

1. 1998 - 1999 Conference Council on Ministries, Membership of 20 

2. 1998 - 1999 Program Boards and Agencies 21 

3. 1998 - 1999 Administrative Boards and Agencies 25 

C Annual and Term Elections 

1998 - 1999 District Officers and Committees 28 

D. Alphabetical Rolls 

1. Conference Clergy and Diaconal Directory 31 

2. Widows of Deceased Clergy 99 

3. Lay Members - 1998 Annual Conference 102 

Section III: Conference Proceedings 

A. 1998 Annual Conference Program 117 

B. Rules of Order and Procedure 122 

C. Journal of Proceedings - Daily Minutes 127 

D. Business of the Conference (Disciplinary Questions) 144 

1998 - 1999 Appointment List 167 

E. Reports of the Annual Conference 

1. LEGISLATION 

Conference Clergy Living Committee 185 

Conference Council on Ministries 

Charter 188 

Program Calendar and Advance Specials 191 

Nominations 195 

Conference Staff Relations, Committee on 198 

Diaconal Ministry/Deacons, Division of Board of Ordained Ministry 199 

Disability, Joint Committee on 200 

Equitable Compensation, Commission on 210 

Finance and Administration, Conference Council on 204 

Insurance, Committee on 217 

Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense, Committee on 220 

Ordained Ministry, Board of 222 

Nominations for Administrative Review Committee 223 

Conference Relations, Committee on 223 

Continuing Education, Committee on 224 

Enlistment, Committee on 225 

Ministerial Education Fund, Committee on 226 

North Carolina Pastors' School & Duke Divinity School Convocation . . 226 

Pastoral Care, Committee on 227 

Psychological Testing and Background Checks, Committee on 228 

Residency in Ordained Ministry, Committee on 228 

Pensions, Board of 230 

Peru Covenant Task Force 246 

Special Conference Funds, Task Force on 247 

Trustees, Conference Board of 247 

1998 Trustees Report on the Gnited Methodist Building 248 

2. RESOLUTIONS 249 

3. REPORTS 

Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty, Task Force on 250 

Compensation of Clergy in Appointments in Extension Ministries 250 

Conference Council on Ministries, Reports of 252 

Archives and History, Commission on 252 

Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, Commission on 252 

Church and Society, Commission on 253 

Communications, Commission on 253 

Congregational Development, Commission on 254 

Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, Commission on 255 

Disaster Response, Committee on 256 

Education, Commission on 257 

Ethnic Local Church Concerns, Committee on 25 / 

Evangelism, Commission on 258 

Health and Human Services Ministries, Commission on 258 

Asbury Homes, Inc 259 

Golden Cross 260 

The Methodist Home for Children & Family Services 260 

The Gnited Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc 263 

Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Commission on 264 

Campus Ministry, State Commission on 264 



Candler School of Theology 265 

The Divinity School of Duke University 266 

Laity, Commission on 267 

Methodist Board of Publication, Inc 267 

Missions and Outreach, Commission on 268 

Mative American Ministry, Committee on 268 

Older Adults, Task Force on 269 

Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Commission on 269 

Religion and Race, Commission on 270 

Status and Role of Women, Commission on 271 

Stewardship, Commission on 271 

Worship, Commission on 272 

Conference Structure, Task Force on 273 

District Superintendents, Composite Report of 273 

The Duke Endowment 275 

Episcopacy, Committee on 276 

Hispanic Ministries, Task Force on 277 

Lay Person of the Year Presentation 278 

Partners in Caring, North Carolina Conference 279 

Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council 280 

Statistician, Report of (Tables I and II) 282 

State of the Church Address 284 

United Methodist Foundation, Inc 289 

United Methodist Men 290 

United Methodist Women 290 

United Methodist Youth 292 

Section IV: Historical Records 

A. Deceased This Year 295 

B. Memoirs 297 

C. Roll of Dead 322 

D. Historical Statement and Sessions of the Annual Conference 324 

Section V: Pastoral and Diaconal Rolls 

A. Alphabetical Roll and Pastoral Records - Full Connection 327 

B. Alphabetical Roll and Pastoral Records - Associate Members 352 

C. Alphabetical Roll and Records - Diaconal Ministers 354 

D. Chronological Roll and Records - (PM, FL, LP) 355 

Section VI: Statistical Records 

A. Board of Operations and Treasurer's Report 

B. Local Church Statistics 
Index to the Conference Journal 




1998 Lay Person off the Year 

Lay Person of the Year, Wade C. Hunt (second from right), receives his award from 
Robby Lowry, Conference Lay Leader (right). Others pictured, 1. to r., are the Rockingham 
District Lay Leader, Jim Chavis, Rockingham District Superintendent, the Reverend Ben 
Rouse, Pastor of Prospect UMC, the Reverend Bill James Locklear, and Bishop Marion 
M. Edwards. 



10 



Certificate of <£rbination 



This is to certify that 1, 'Marion M. 'Edwards, one of the. Bishops of The United 
'Methodist Church, at Methodist College injayetteville, O^prth CaroCina on June 14, 1998 
did ordain 'Elders as follows: 

Jeffrey 'Dean Arthurs James Okn Murphy, Jr. 

Saiiy Glenn 'Bates Thomas Willard Newman 

Joseph Wayne Casteel James Crispin O^pBle 11 

Ronnie Richard (Dawson 'Brian Darren Terry 

Martha QQrkjWofford Edgerton 'Robert Wesley Simpson 

Michael David 'frese Donald Stephen Stutts 

Berry Lynn Taylor 11 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, Raleigh Area 

Certificate of (jfrbination __ 

This is to certify that 1, Marion M. Edwards, one of the Bishops of The United 
Methodist Church, at Methodist College in Jayetteville, 9\(prth Carolina on June 12, 1998 
did ordain Deacons in Probationary/Associatt Membership as follows: 

Jeanne Beard Allen Richard Leon farmer Theodore Ralph Milier 

David JackBecf^ Willie OieBer 'Trizzelk Curtis Melvin Mull, Jr. 

William Marvin Budzinski David William Girod Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr. 

George Rgsser Carter 111 William Sidney Jloyle, Jr. Brenda Crawford Walton 

Marty Jeffrey Cauleu Jerry Dean Martin Shirley Acfgr Ward 

Edgardo Antonio Colon-Emeric Billie 'Tallon Melvin, Jr. Benjamin Edward Wells 

Dora Russell Dorsey James Gerrard Mentzer Jennifer C.Berentsen Williams 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, Raleigh Area 

Certificate of (frrbination 

This is to certify that 1, Marion M. Edwards, one of the Bishops of The United 
Methodist Church, at Methodist College in 'Javetteville, O^prth Carolina on June 14, 1998 
did ordain Deacons in Jull Connection as follows: 

'Patricia Hicks Archer Brigitte Ann freeman Morris 

Judith Olivia Jolly Cynthia Diane Powell 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, Raleigh Area 

Certificate of Consecration 

This is to certify that 1, Marion M. Edwards, one of the Bishops of The United 
Methodist Church, at Methodist College in Jayetteville, 9{prth Carolina on June 14, 1998 
did consecrate Diaconal Ministers as follows: 

Juanita Cousins Bryant Betty Ann Buckley 

Marion M. Edwards 
Bishop, Raleigh Area 



Conference Officers 
and Related Ministries 



SECTION I 




Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 12 



13 Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 

CONFERENCE OFFICERS 

Marion M. Edwards Resident Bishop 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 203, The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 EMail:bishopmme@nccumc.org 

Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)832-4721 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr Administrative Assistant to the Bishop 

Post Office Box 10955 The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 EMaihfbjjr@nccumc.org 

Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 

James L. Bryan Secretary 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 108,The Gnited Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 

Assistant Secretaries: Stephen N. Little, 

R.Martin Armstrong IH.Wanda Casteel, H.Dennis Draper.Doris T.Fox, 

Elizabeth H.Hood,Todd S. Krueger.Dennis P.Levin.Mary Lou McKinley.Duane R.Partin 

George D. Speake Statistician 

Post Office Box 776 

Shallotte, NC 28459 

Telephone: (910)754-4840 EMail:gspeake@nccumc.org 

J. Allen Norris, Jr Treasurer-Business Manager 

Post Office Box 10955 The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 EMail:janorris@nccumc.org 

Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 

Sharon Strother Controller 

EMail:sestrother@nccumc.org 

Robby Lowry Lay Leader 

2056 NC Hwy 710 S. 

Rowland, NC 28383 

Telephone: (910)521-4629 

Jeanne Rouse President, United Methodist Women 

Post Office Box 52547 
Durham, NC 27717-2547 
Telephone: (919)489-4834 

Guy Tilley President, Gnited Methodist Men 

4156 Burch Bridge Rd. 

Burlington, NC 27217 

Telephone: (336)584-7470 

Albert Meyer President, United Methodist Youth 

2804 Coventry Rd. 

Durham, NC 27707 

Telephone: (919)493-2231 

Wilson Hayman Chancellor 

P O Box 10096 

Raleigh, NC 27605 

Telephone: (919)783-1140 



Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 14 

EXTENDED CONFERENCE CABINET 

Resident Bishop Marion M. Edwards 

Officers 

Dean J. Thomas Smith 

Secretary William M. Presnell 

Treasurer Samuel Wynn 

District Superintendents 

Burlington: Rodney G. Hamm,3118 Truitt Dr., Burlington 27215 .... (336)584-7959 
EMAILrhamm@nccumc.org FAX (336)585-0260 

Durham: Glenda N. Johnson.522 S.Duke St.,Durham 27701 (919)682-6439 

EMAIL:gjohnson@nccumc.org FAX (919)956-9172 

Elizabeth Crti/.-William M. Presnell, POBox 1662,Elizabeth City 27906 (252)335-2415 

EMAlL:bpresnell@nccumc.org FAX (252)335-5127 

Fayetteuille: J.Thomas Smith, 1911 Raeford Rd.,Fayetteville 28305 . . . (910)485-2734 

EMAILtsmith@nccumc.org FAX (910)483-7987 

Goldsboro: James C. Lee.Box 1516,Goldsboro 27534 (919)734-5324 

EMAlLjlee@nccumc.org FAX (919)734-2677 

Greenville: H.Sidney Huggins 111,215 Commerce St,Greenville 27858. (252)756-3918 

EMAILshuggins@nccumc.org FAX (252)756-5991 

New Bern: Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Rd., New Bern 28562. . (252)637-4600 

EMAILswynn@nccumc.org FAX (252)637-9404 

Raleigh: Kermit LBraswell.POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 (919)834-5100 

EMAILkbraswell@nccumc.org " FAX (919)834-7989 

Rockingham: J.Edward Morrison, POBox 1588,Laurinburg 28353 . . (910)276-6641 

EMAIL:emorrison@nccumc.org FAX (910)276-6641 

Rocky Mount-Thomas E. Loftis,3621 Sheffield Dr.,Rocky Mt.27803. . (252)443-5540 

EMAlL:tloftis@nccumc.org FAX (252)443-5540 

Sanford: Jack L.Hunter, 1511 Columbine Rd.,Sanford 27330 .. (919)775-7041 

EMAlL:jhunter@nccumc.org FAX (919)774-6558 

Wilmington: John S. Paschal,2201 Lynnwood Dr,Wilmington28403 (910)762-0400 

EMAILjpaschal@nccumc.org FAX (910)763-8043 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Ministerial Relations: 

F.BeltonJoyner, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EMAIL: fbjjr@nccumc.org FAX (919)834-7989 

Executive Director, Conference Council on Ministries: 

Hope Morgan Ward,POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EMAILhmward@nccumc.org FAX (919)834-7989 

Conference Treasurer-Business Manager: 

J.Allen Norris, Jr., POBox 10955,Raleigh 27605 .... (919)832/9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EMAlLjanorris@nccumc.org or Home Phone: (919)-787-2616; FAX (919)834-7989 
CONSULTANTS TO THE CABINET 
Director, Office of Congregational Development: 

Stephen C.Compson, POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 
EMail:scompton@nccumc.org FAX (919)834-7989 

Assistant to the Bishop/Cabinet for African American/Diaspora Concerns: 

Albert Shuler,1220 Airport Rd., Chapel Hill 27514-6600 (919)942-2825 

FAX (919)942-2825 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES STAFF 

Hope Morgan Ward Executive Director 

EMAIL:hmward@nccumc.org 

Sue Ellen Nicholson Associate Director for Camping & Youth 

EMAIL:senicholson@nccumc.org 

Carol D. Hayes Associate Director for Christian Education & Lay Ministries 

EMAIL:carolhayes@nccumc.org 

Wilburn L. Norton, Jr Associate Director for Communications & Stewardship 

EMAlL:bnorton@nccumc.org 

Bruce E. Stanley Associate Director for Evangelism & Missions 

EMAIL:bstan 123@nccumc.org 
Jimmy F. Cummings. . . Associate Director for Multicultural Relations & Social Ministries 

EMAIL:jfloyd@nccumc.org 
The United Methodist Building/1307 Glenwood Ave./POBox 10955/Raleigh,NC 27605 
TELEPHONE: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 



15 Officers, Staff, & Related Minbtries 

CONFERENCE RELATED MINISTRIES 

CAMPS 

Chestnut Ridge: Bill Howington, Mgr/Dir, 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd., Efland, NC 
27243, Telephone: (919)304-3900 or FAX (919)563-3559, EMail:campcr@aol.com 

Don Lee: John A. Farmer, Mgr/Dir, 315 Camp Don Lee Rd., Arapahoe, NC 28510, 
Telephone:(252)249-1106 or 1-800-535-5475 or FAX (252)249-0497, EMail:john@ 
donleecenter.org 

Kerr Lake: P O Box 220, Middleburg, NC 27556 (May through October), Telephone: 
(252)438-3487 

Rockfish: Dennis Tawney, Mgr/Dir, Rt. 1, Box 15, Parkton, NC 28371, Telephone: 
(910)425-3529 or FAX (910)425-8665, EMail:camprock@foto.infi.net 

COLLEGES 

Duke University: Nannerl O. Keohane, President, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706, 
Telephone: (919)684-2424 or FAX (919)684-3050 

Louisburg College: C. Edward Brown, Jr., Interim President, 501 N. Main St., Louisburg, 
NC 27549, Telephone: (919)496-2521 or FAX (919)496-7141 

Methodist College: M. Elton Hendricks, President, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 
28311, Telephone: (910)630-7005 or 1-800-488-7110 or FAX (910)630-2123 

North Carolina Wesleyan College: John B. White, President, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., 
Rocky Mt, NC 27804, Telephone: (252)985-5100 or 1-800-488-6292 or FAX (252)977-3701 

COLLEGE RELATED MINISTRIES 
NC Conference College Chaplains: 

Louisburg College: Sidney E. Stafford, 410 W. Noble St., Louisburg, NC 27549, (Study) 
(919)496-2521, (Home) (919)496-4779 

Methodist College: Carrie W. Parrish, 719 Maxwell St., Stedman, NC 28391, (Study) 
(9 1 0)483-3860, (Home) (9 1 0)630-7 1 57 

NC Wesleyan College: Kirk B. Oldham, 1309 Drivers Cir., Rocky Mount, NC 27804, 
(Study) (252)985-5181, (Home) (252)446-2900 

United Methodist Campus Ministers in North Carolina: 

A & T State University: Sadye Joyner Milton, 913 Bluford St., Greensboro, NC 27401, 
(Study) (336)273-5691, (Home) (336)951-2158, FAX (336)334-7817, EMail:wesfound 
@inetport.com 

Appalachian State University: Gary Richardson, 416 Howard St., Boone, NC 28607, 
(Study) (704)264-9606, (Home) (704)963-7832, EMail:barnie@appstate.campus.mci.net 

Duke University: Susan P. Jones, Box 90974, Duke Chapel, Durham, NC 27708-0974, 
(Study) (919)684-6735, (Home) (919)967-5338, EMail:spjones@acpub.duke.edu 

East Carolina University: Scott Wilkinson, 501 E. Fifth St., P O Box 8245, Greenville, NC 
27835,(Study)(252)758-2030,(Home)(252)752-9320, FAX (252)830-9527, EMail:wilkinsons 
@mail. ecu.edu 

NC Central University: Sir Walter Mack, Jr. , P O Box 1 9353, Durham, NC 27707, (Study) 
(919)560-6308, (Home) (919)560-5263 

NC State University: William G. Sharpe IV, 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607, (Study) 
(919)833-1861, (Home) (919)467-0704, FAX (919)833-1860, EMail: bill sharpe@ncsu.edu 

UNC - Asheville: Amy Rio-Anderson, 223-A Hillside St., Asheville, NC 28801, (Home) 
(828)254-58 1 8, EMaiI:andrio@ioa.com 

UNC - Chapel Hill: Jan Rivero, 214 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, (Study) 
(919)942-2152, (Home) (919)942-3612, EMail:rivero@email.unc.edu 

UNC - Chariotte: Lou Ann Sellers, Office of Religious Affairs, 9201 University City Blvd., 
Charlotte, NC 28223, Telephone: (Study) (704)547-4068, (Home) (704)334-9608, FAX 
(704)547-2616, EMail:laseller@email.uncc.edu 

UNC - Greensboro: Ron Moss, ACM Center at UNCG, Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 
27402-6170, (Study) (336)334-5119, (Home) (336)856-1440, FAX (336)334-3499, EMail: 
rtmoss@fagan.uncg.edu 

UNC - Pembroke: E. Ray Brooks, 100 Breece St., Pembroke, NC 28372, (Study) 
(910)521-8197, (Home) (910)521-9041, EMail:jwesley@uncp.campus.mci.net 

UNC - Wilmington: Bob Haywood, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3297, 
(Study) (910)799-8497, (Home) (910)395-6345, EMail: haywood@coastalnet.com 

Western Carolina University: George Weekley, P O Box 33, Cullowhee, NC 28723, 
(Study) (704)293-9214, (Home) (704)586-6730 ' 

Winston-Salem Ministry: Tim Auman, P O Box 7433, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, (Study) 
(336)759-50 1 9, (Home) (336)883- 1 886, FAX (336)758-4462, EMail:aumantl@wfu.edu; Salem 
College: Pam Carter, 3544 Robinhood Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27106 (Home) (336)765- 
4340; Winston Salem State University: Darrell K. White, P O Box 19381, WSSU, Winston- 
Salem, NC 27110 (Study) (336)750-3275, (Home) (336)744-1614; Central Piedmont 
Community College: Linda H.Jones, 5400 Saddlewood La.,Charlotte,NC 28227(Study)(704) 
330-6745, (Home)(704)545-3597, FAX (704)545-0921, EMail:7 1750.3420@compuserve.com 



Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 1 6 

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Congregational Development; Stephen C. Compton, Director, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, 
NC 27605, Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 
HEALTH AND HCIMAN SERVICES 

The Asbury Homes, Inc.: Philip S. Brown, President, P O Box 2001, Southern Pines, 
NC 28388-2001, Telephone: (910)692-0300 

Golden Cross: Richard C. Vaughan, Director, P O Box 662, Raeford, NC 28376-0662, 
Telephone: (910)875-2111 

Methodist Home for Children: Michael W. Safley, President, P O Box 10917, Raleigh, 
NC 27605, Telephone: (919)833-2834 or FAX (919)755-1833 

Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.: Reginald W. Ponder, President/CEO, 505 S. Duke 

St. , Suite 400, Durham, NC 2770 1 -3 1 53 , Telephone: (9 1 9)956-70 1 6 or FAX (9 1 9)489-7342 

Methodist Retirement Community in Durham: Daniel Cuthriell, Senior 

Administrator; Robert Terrell, Associate Administrator, 2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705, 

Telephone: (919)383-2567, FAX (919)383-1376 

Coble Health Care Center: Pat Underwood, Associate Administrator, 2616 Erwin 
Rd., Durham, NC 27705, Telephone: (919)383-2567 or FAX (919)383-1376 

Croisdale Village: Carol Roycroft, Marketing Director, 2600 Croisdale Farm 
Parkway, Durham, NC 27705, Telephone (919)309-9000 or FAX (919)384-0900 

Cypress Glen Retirement Community: Laurie Stallings, Administrator, 1 00 Hickory 
St., Greenville, NC 27858, Telephone: 1-800-669-2835 or FAX (252)830-0411 

Quail Haven Village: Myron Dice, Administrator, 200 Quail Haven Blvd., Pinehurst, 
NC 28374, Telephone: (910)295-2294 or FAX (910)295-2379 

Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton: Roger Parry, Administrator, 
1000 Wesley Pines Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-9691 or FAX (910) 
738-8905 

MISSIONS 

Church 8- Community Worker (Home Missionary): Steve Taylor, Executive Director, 
Robeson Co. Church & Community Center, 210 E. 15th St., Lumberton, NC 28358, 
Telephone: (910)738-5204 

Church & Community Worker (GBGM Missionary): Shirley Townsend Jones, 
Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry, P O Box 397, Bennettsville, SC 29512, 
Telephone: (803)479-4895 

Conference Missionary Secretary: Jesse C. Staton, Jr., 2325 Mebane Oaks Rd., 
Mebane, NC 27302, Telephone: (919)563-3375 

OTHER RELATED MISSIONS 

Peru Covenant Task Force: Mark W. Wethington, Chairperson, 175 Midland Rd., 
Southern Pines, NC 28387-3311, Telephone: (910)692-3518 

Prison MATCH of NC, Inc.: Nancy Moody, Director, P O Box 14469, Raleigh, NC 
27620-4469, Telephone: (919)828-4767 or FAX to "Attention MATCH" (919)733-8031 

Project AGAPE, Armenia: Sylvia Clapp, 260 Clapp Farm Rd., Greensboro, NC 27405, 
Telephone: (336)697-1388 

Walnut Terrace Child Development Center: Connie E. Watson, Director, 1 1 1 W. Lee 
St., Raleigh, NC 27601, Telephone: (919)832-1597; Linda Harris, Brd.of Directors 
Chairperson, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: 1-800-849-4433 or (919)832- 
9560 

STEWARDSHIP SERVICES 

Board of Missions, Inc. (Church Loans): David L. Harvin, President, 2438 Kornegay PI., 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514, Telephone: (919)932-4441, EMail:dharvin@aol.com; Bruce E. 
Stanley, Executive Secretary, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: (919)832- 
9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989; EMaihbstan 123@nccumc.org 

Commission on Stewardship (Consulting Services): Stephen N. Little, Chairperson, 200 
E. New Hope Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27534-7642, Telephone (919)778-1124; W. L (Bill) 
Norton, CCOM Staff Representative, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: 
(919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)8334-7989, EMail:bnorton@nccumc.org 

Current Giving Office: Patricia B. McNeil, Director, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 
27605, Telephone (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989; EMail: 
pbmcneil@nccumc.org 

Duke Endowment (Church Grants): W. Joseph Mann, Director, Rural Church Division, 
P O Box 51307, Durham, NC 27717-1307, Telephone: (919)489-3359 or FAX (919) 489- 
3350; EMail:jmann@tde.org 

The Onited Methodist Foundation, Inc.: Lloyd M. Whaley, President, P O Box 51099, 
Durham, NC 27717, Telephone: (919)489-8044; Douglas L Byrd, Executive Director, Office 
of Planned Giving, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: (919)836-0029 or 
1-800-555-4718 or FAX (919)834-7989; EMail:dlbyrd@nccumc.org 



Conference Organization 



SECTION II 



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Conference Organization/Rosters ]Q 



19 Conference Organization/Rosters 

1998 CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL 

Annual Conference Program, Committee on 

Area Bishop Marion M. Edwards 

Chairpersons,Local Committee on Entertainment... Carrie W.Parrish,Tryon D.Lancaster 

Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry 

Conference Secretary James L. Bryan 

District Superintendent, Host District Rodney G. Hamm 

Executive Director, Council on Ministries Hope Morgan Ward 

President, GMM Guy Tilley 

President, GMW Jeanne Rouse 

President, CIMYF Albert Meyer 

Ex-Officio 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Annual Conference Music Coordinator Kevin Kerstetter 

Assistant Conference Secretary Stephen N. Little 

Associate Director for Communications/Stewardship .... Wilburn L. (Bill) Norton, Jr. 

Chairperson, Board of Worship Charles M. (Chuck) Cook 

Conference Theme/Schedule Coordinator Richard T. Clayton 

Conference Treasurer J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

At Large Leonard E. Fairley, LaNella Smith 

Lay Leader, Host District Kathryn Self 

NC Wesleyan College Representative Jennifer Bullock 

RunAValk Coordinator Randall G. Maynard 

Agenda Committee Jane H. Johnson, Chairperson; 

Bruce E. Stanley - CCOM Staff; Alan Swartz -Resolutions & Reference Committee Chair; 
Jeanne Rouse - UMW President; Albert Shuler - Cabinet Representative 

Courtesies & Introduction, Committee on.. Susan L.AlIred, Chairperson; Sandy Lange 

Entertainment, Local Committee on Carrie W. Parrish, Tryon D. Lancaster, 

Co-Chairpersons; M. Elton Hendricks, Conference Host; Rodney G. Hamm, District 
Superintendent Host; Lynn Clark, Johnny Francis, Ray T. Gooch, and Cliff Wells 

Head Usher Samuel A. (Skip) Williams, Jr. 

Memoirs, Committee on The Conference Secretary and the Cabinet 

Minutes, Committee on . Gayla G.Estes,Chairperson;Eldrick R.Davis.Roderic L.Mullen 

Registration of Delegates, Committee on . . Ray T. Gooch, Chairperson; Hazel Collier 

Resolutions & Reference, Committee on Alan P. Swartz, Chairperson; 

Clerical: Steven A. Hickle, Milford Oxendine, Jr.; Lay: Robert C. Frazier, Sr., Robby Lowry, 
Kathryn Self y y 

TELLERS 

Chief Clerical Teller j erry \y Cribb 

Chief Lay Teller Anna Gail Workman 

District OericaJ Lay 

Burlington Jack Ruth Katherine Kubel 

Durham Shane Benjamin Walter Newton 

Elizabeth City Alan Gibson Rhonda Morris 

Fayetteville Dan Jones Charlie DelGrande 

Goldsboro Bruce Taylor Leland Heath 

Greenville Edith Jenkins Bill Rasberry 

New Bern Keith Miller Gary Barker 

Raleigh Mary Ellen Switzer Bill Moon 

Rockingham James Malloy Patterson Locklear 

Rocky Mount Hunter Preston Jean Colston 

Sanford Duane Partin Georgia Bean 

Wilmington Tal Madison Olivia Mattocks 



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QUADRENNIALLY ELECTED 

1998-1999 CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES, 
MEMBERSHIP OF 

VOTING MEMBERS 

1. Resident Bishop Marion M. Edwards, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

2. Burlington DS Rodney G. Hamm, 3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington NC 27215 

3. Durham DS Glenda N. Johnson, 522 S. Duke St., Durham NC 27701 

4. Elizabeth City DS William M. Presnell, PO Box 1662, Elizabeth City NC 27909 

5. Fayetteville DS J. Thomas Smith, 1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville NC 28305 

6. Goldsboro DS James C. Lee, PO Box 1516, Goldsboro NC 27533 

7. Greenville DS H. Sidney HugginsJII, 215 Commerce Street, Greenville N C 27858 

8. New Bern DS Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern NC 28562 

9. Raleigh DS Kermit L. Braswell, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

10. Rockingham DS J. Edward Morrison, PO Box 1588, Laurinburg NC 28353 

11. Rocky Mount DS Thomas E. Loftis, 3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27803 

12. Sanford DS Jack L Hunter, 1511 Columbine Road, Sanford NC 27330 

13. Wilmington DS John S. Paschal, 2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington NC 28403 

14. Conference Secretary James L Bryan, 741 Kennette Dr., Graham NC 27253 

15. Youth Rep Albert Meyer, 2804 Coventry Rd., Durham NC 27707 

16. Youth Rep John Stubbs, 401 S. Fourth St., Smithfield NC 27577 

17. President CJMW Jeanne Rouse, P O Box 52547, Durham NC 27717-2547 

18. GMW Rep Brenda P. Wills, 18 Porchlight Court . Durham NC 27707 

19. Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry,2056 NC Hwy 710 S., Rowland 28383 

20. President <JMM Guy Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd., Burlington NC 27217-7991 

21. CJMM Rep Tom Walden, PO Box 18832, Raleigh NC 27619-8832 

22. Young Adult Rep Vickie Pruett, 112 Radcliff Circle., Durham NC 27713 

23. Young Adult Rep Kim Lamb, 219 Westridge Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 

24. GCOM Rep . . Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Rd., New Bern, NC 28562 

25. Chp.Archives & History . . W.Arthur Warren,Jr,236 Providence Ch.Rd.Goldsboro 27530-8910 

26. Chp. Budget Committee Charles M. Smith, PO Box 1423, Wilson NC 27894 

27. Chp. Christian Unity M. Claire Clyburn, 109 W. Green St., Snow Hill NC 28580-1431 

28 Chp. Church & Society Henry Jarrett, 3405 White Oak Road, Raleigh NC 27609 

29. Chp. Communications George D. Speake, PO Box 776, Shallotte NC 28459 

30. Chp. Conference Staff Relations . . Jane H.Johnson,856 Knollwood Falls Rd.Mebane 27302 

31. Chp.Conf.Congregational Development David E.Brownlee,402 N.Main St,Fuquay-Var 27526 

32. Chp.Disaster Preparedness . . Jerry Jackson, 1528 Gum Branch Rd.Jacksonville 28540-5216 

33. Chp Criminal Justice & Mercy Min Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Tr.Rd.Ral NC 27614 

34. Chp. Education Elaine Lilliston, 402 N. Main Street, Fuquay Varina NC 27526 

35. Chp. ELCC TBE 

36. Chp. Evangelism Ecwood Lancaster, 3788 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington NC 28403 

37. Chp. Health & Human Services . . . Brian G. Gentle, 4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh NC 27609 

38. Chp. Higher Ed/Campus Min. . . Raegan M. May, 100 Westgree Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27516 
Chp. Laity Robby Lowry (address above) 

39. Chp. Missions & Outreach David L Harvin, 2438 Kornegay PI, Chapel Hill NC 27514 

40. Chp. Native American Min. . . . Milford Oxendine Jr.,POBox 1693, Elizabeth City 27906-1693 

41. Chp. Religion & Race LaNella Smith 1001 Calumet Street., Durham NC 27704 

42 Chp. Status & Role of Women Annie L Fairley, P O Box 185, Maxton NC 28364 

43. Chp. Stewardship Stephen N. Little, 200 E. New Hope Rd., Goldsboro NC 27534 

44. Chp. Worship Charles M. Cook, PO Box 502, Troy NC 27371 

45. Chp. Youth Ministries . . Rick A. Moser, 4150 Mt.Hermon-Rock Cr., Road.Graham NC 27253 

46. Burlington District Lay Rep Anna Gail Workman, 21 14 (JS 70, Mebane NC 27302 

47. Durham District Lay Rep Gloria McAuley, 2309 Wintergreen Place, Durham NC 27707 

48. Elizabeth City District Lay Rep. . Winston King, 4165 Tarle Ridge Dr., Kitty Hawk NC 27949 

49. Fayetteville District Lay Rep David Kunzman, 403 Fairview Drive, Clinton NC 28328 

50. Goldsboro District Lay Rep Robert R. Bandy, 402 Green Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534 

51. Greenville District Lay Rep Betty Speir, PO Box 340, Bethel NC 27812 

52. New Bern District Lay Rep Jill Smith, 1780 Asbury Rd, Cove City NC 28523 

53 Raleigh District Lay Rep Elizabeth Campbell, 800 Lakestone Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 

54. Rockingham District Lay Rep Aggie Deese, 125 Smith St., Maxton NC 28364-1312 

55. Rocky Mount District Lay Rep. . Anita Oldham, 1309 Drivers Circle, Rocky Mount NC 27804 

56. Sanford District Lay Rep. . Neal Kightlinger, 1602 Briarcliff Drive, Sanford NC 27330 

57. Wilmington District Lay Rep. . Ronald Gooding, 214 NE 38th Street, Long Beach NC 28465 

58. At Large Kong Suk NamRung,3212 Julian Dr., Raleigh NC 27604-1654 

59. At Large Donald Bonner, PO Box 718, Rowland NC 28383-0718 

60. At Large Patricia Buie McGhee, 109 Carlion Ct, Durham NC 27713 

61. At Large Earl B. Merrill, 200 W. Cornwall Road, #141, Cary NC 2751 1 

62. At Lame Hector Millan, 406 Dowd St. Siler City, NC 27344-4027 

63. SEJCOM Gordan C. Goodgame, Box 67, Lake Junaluska NC 28745 

NON VOTING MEMBERS 

64. CCOM Exec. Dir Hope Morgan Ward, PO Box 10955, Ral NC 27605 

65. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Camping & Youth. ... Sue Ellen Nicholson, POBox 10955, Ral NC 27605 

66. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Comm.& Stewardship W.L.Norton,Jr.,POBox 10955, Ral NC 27605 

67. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Multicultural Relations . Jimmy F.Cummings.POBox 10955, Ral NC 27605 

68. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Missions & Outreach Bruce E.Stanley, POBox 10955, Ral NC 27605 

69. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Christian Education Carol D.Hayes.POBox 10955, Ral NC 27605 

70. Dir. Congregational Development Stephen C. Compton, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

71. Conference Treasurer J. Allen Norris, Jr., PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

72. Info Systems Coordinator C. Robert Pollock, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 



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73. Pres. CFA Cashar W. Evans Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr. Kitty Hawk NC 27949-3510 

74. Dir., Rural Ch. Div., Duke Endowment . . . W. Joseph Mann, Box 51307, Durham NC 27717 

75. Exec. Dir., Methodist Foundation Douglas Byrd, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

76. Adm.Asst.to Bishop/Dir.Min. Relations F.Belton Joyner, Jr., POBox 10955,Ral NC 27605 

77. QCOM Harold Wright, 601 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton OH 45406 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Chp. CCOM Bishop Marion Edwards 

Vice-chp. CCOM Robby Lowry 

Secretary CCOM Gloria McAuley 

Resident Bishop Bishop Marion Edwards 

Exec.Dir. CCOM Hope Morgan Ward 

One DS apptd. by Bishop Kermit L. Braswell 

Member GCOM Samuel Wynn 

Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry 

President CJMY Albert Meyer 

President (JMW Jeanne Rouse 

President GMM Guy Tilley 

Chp. Budget Committee Charles M. Smith 

Chp. Conference Staff Relations Committee Jane H. Johnson 

At Large Member apptd. by Bishop (COSROW Chp.) Annie L Fairley 

At Large Member apptd. by Bishop (ELCC Chp.) TBE 

PROGRAM BOARDS AND AGENCIES 

ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: W.Arthur Warren, Jr., 202 Providence Ch.Rd,Goldsboro27530 (919)734-7114 

Vice-chairperson: Ralph Hardee Rives, POBox 296, Enfield 27823 

Secretary: TBE 

BO: 1996-Donald Hayman, DU: 1997-Bernice Johnson, EC: 1996-Mildred Swain, FA: 
1994-James Caviness, GO: 1993-0. J. Howell, GR: 1992-Lois Patterson, NB: 1994-Martha 
Garrick, RA: 1996-Vivian Mitchell, RO: 1995-Ruby Locklear, RM: 1996-Ralph Hardee Rives, 
SA: 1998-Duane R. Partin, Wl: 1996-David Wade, Ex Officio: Conference Historian, C. 
Franklin Grill, Conference Secretary, James L. Bryan, Chairperson of NC Historical Society, 
James Caviness, W. Arthur Warren, Jr. 
BUDGET, CCOM COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Charles M. Smith,POBox 1423,Wilson 27894 (252)237-6121 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

1992-Adolph Blue, Carol Goehring; 1996-Charles M. Smith, LaNella Smith; 1997-G. Paul 
Phillips 111, Dick Smith; DS Rep.: H. Sidney Huggins 
CAMPOS MINISTRY, NC STATE COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: Richard Wilkerson, POBox 83,Knightdale 27545-0083 . (919)266-2373 
Secretary: TBE 

7 At Large members: 1996-Eddie M. Locklear, 1996-Ronald Gonia, 1996-Richard T. 
Wilkerson, 1996-Hugh Cox, 1996-McAthur Jackson, 1997-Camilla Davis, 1998-Carl king; 
Ex-Officio: Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Executive 
Director CCOM, Campus Minister 

CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERREUGIOUS CONCERNS, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: M.Claire Ciybum,109 W.Green St.,Snow Hill 28580-1431 . . (252)747-3360 

Vice-chairperson: Paul Stallsworth, POBox 177,Rose Hill 28458 (910)289-2449 

Secretary: David B.Laytham,311 AJIensville Rd.,Roxboro 27573 (336)597-9755 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BG:1998-Steve Cheyney, DG:1997-Carolyn Lucas, EC:1996-Raymond C. Warren, 
FA:1998-William A. Boykin, GO:1998-Jerry Schronce, GR:1992-Claire Clyburn, NB:1996- 
Allen Bingham, RA: 1 996-Kathryn Rives Johnson, RO:1994-Mary Harvin, RM: 1 996-Robert 
W. Simpson, SA:1996-Earl G. Dulaney, Wl:1995-Faye B. Rouse, At-Large: 1995-Brent 
Latham, 1998-Eric Lindblade, 1998-Mack Parker 
CHURCH AND SOCIETY, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: Henry Jarrett,3405 White Oak Rd., Raleigh 27609-7620.. . . (919)787-3122 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretery.Rick Moser.4150 Mt.Hermon-RockCr.Rd,Graham27253-9107 . (336)376-3504 
CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BU:1998-Ronald Gonia, DCI:1995-Virgi! Wright, EC:1997-Michael Francis Gast, FA1997- 
Frank Hall Daniels, GO:1998-Paul Stallsworth, GR:1997-Julia Anne Dees, NB:1996-Martin 
Armstrong, RA:1992-Henry Jarrett, RO: 1 996-Margaret Singletary, RM:1992-Ken Ripley, 
SA:1998-Ronald E. Dietrich, Wl:1998-William Cottingham; At-Large, 1995-Victor Gallipi, 
1995-Milford Oxendine, 1995-Bill Bingham, 1996-Vickie Pruett, 1 996-Joyce Vereen 



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COMMUNICATIONS, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: George D.Speake.POBox 776,Shallotte 28459 (910)754-4840 

Vice-chairperson: Jerome Smith,POBox 237,Lake Junaluska 28745 .... (888)525-3586 

Secretary: Lib Campbell,800 Lakestone Dr., Raleigh 27609 (919)781-1877 

CCOM Staff Representative: Wilburn L. (Bill) Norton, Jr. 

1996-Lynwood Boyette, 1996-TBE, 1996-Lib Campbell, 1996-Larry McGill, 1996-Buck 
Norton, 1996-Jerome Smith, 1996-George Speake, 1998-Pamela Gilliam, 1998-Charles C. 
Smith, 1998-Ronald Snider; Ex-Officio: Jane Smith, Hope M. Ward, Kevin Rippin 
CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: David E. Brownlee,402 N.Main St.,Fuquay-Varina 27526.. . (919)552-4331 
Vice-chairperson: Powell Osteen,4201CountryClubRd,NewBern28562.. . . (252)637-4022 
Secretary: Marshall R. 01d,6612 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh 27613 (919)847-2818 

BCJ:1994-James T. Weaver, DG:1994-Johnny H. Branch, EC:1996-Juanita Staples, 
FA:1994-Stacey Z. Graves, GO:1998-William Hoyle, GR:1998-Randy Maynard, NB:1993- 
Powell Osteen, RA:1996-D. R. Bryan, RO:1998-Chong Ho Yang, RM:1996-John M. Check, 
SA:1998-Susan Harsh-Cafferty, Wl:1994-Marshall Tatum, Nine members at-large: 1993- 
David Brownlee, 1993-Gary Pratt, 1993-Herman Collier, 1993-Marshall Old, 1993-Leonard 
Fairley, 1993-Njoroge Wainaina, 1996-Brenda Brown, 1997-Edgardo Colon-Emeric, 1997- 
Mabel Cummings, 1998-Jeff Arthurs, 1998-Ben Rouse, 1998-Julie Steele; 2 Cabinet Mbrs: 
KermitL.Braswell.William Presnell; Dir.of Congregational Development, Stephen C. Compton 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND MERCY MINISTRIES, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Track Rd., Raleigh 27614-8703 . (919)461-5027 

Vice-chairperson: R.Bruce Pate.POBox 1145,Lake Junaluska28745 (828)456-9296 

Secretary: Gayla G. Estes, POBox 207,Bethel 27812 (252)825-8041 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1991 -Joseph Padgett, 1 99 1-Deanie Bowers, 1991 -Amy Henderson, 1991-R. Bruce Pate, 
1991-James Waggoner, 1996-Bruce Jacobs, 1996-Cladius Eason, 1992-C. A. Dillon Jr., 
1992-MichaelBell, 1994-LeslieC. Womack, 1996-Neal Smith, 1997-JimmyStallings, 1997- 
D. Stephen Stutts; Five (5) members at-large: 1991 -Linda Harris, 1991 -Gayla Estes, 1991- 
Pat Ford, 1996-Jesse Bone, 1996-Pedrito Mitchell, Ex-Officio:Robbie Barrett - MATCH Rep. 
DISASTER RESPONSE, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: Jerry Jackson, 1528 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville 28540 . . (910)346-9726 

Vice-chairperson: Ron Rivenbark, POBox 704,Clarkton 28433 (910)647-0702 

Secretary: William Budzinski,1785 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell 27544 (252)438-6080 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

BG:1997-John H. Dutton, Jr., DG:1997-D. Christopher Hill, EC:1995-James R. Huskins, 
FA:1992-Dennis Sheppard, GO:1993-Roger D. Paxton, GR:1993-Randall Grey Maynard, 
NB:1997-James Stanley Brown, RA:1998-Barbara Tripp, RO:1997-Harold Harvin, RM:1997- 
Gregory L McGarvey, SA:1997-William Mitchell, Wl:1998-Bill Warden, Five (5) members at- 
large: 1992-LindaE. Harris, 1993-Bill Budzinski, 1993-Jerry Jackson, 1995-Ron Rivenbark, 
1997-Daniel T. Earnhardt; Interfaith Disaster Response Dir.: Dennis P. Levin 
EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Elaine Lilliston,402 N.Main St.,Fuquay-Varina 27526 (919)552-4331 

Vice-chairperson: Douglas B. Currin.POBox 87, Broadway 27505 (919)258-3721 

Secretary: Lauren Riddick,110 Marsh Rd. .Washington 27889 (252)946-4780 

CCOM Staff Representative: Carol D. Hayes 

CCOM Staff Youth Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

BCJ:1995-Rachel Gonia, DG:1994-Janice Nicholson, EC:1996-Toni Wood, FA: 1993- 
Dennis Sheppard, GO:1998-Bobby Smith, GR:1992-Lauren Riddick, NB:1998-David 
Goehring, RA:1994-J. Conrad Glass, Jr., RO:1997-Neil A. Terry, RM:1998-Arnold G. Cobb, 
SA:1994-Douglas B. Currin, WI:1996-Lynn T. Wall, Seven (7) members at-large: 1992- 
DeborahHuff, 1993-Mary Jones, 1993-Dennis Peay, 1994-Elaine Lilliston, 1994-Anna Gail 
Workman, 1996-Sherry Gibbs, 1996-Margaret Ann Biddle, 1997-Emma Lee Locklear; 
President CEF - Betty Ann Buckley, GR Dist. DCE - Judy Jolly 
ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH CONCERNS, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: Jesse Brunson,3212 McChoen Dr.Fa'tvl 28301-3042 . (910)483-5052 
Secretary .Carolyn Cummings-Wohax,3821 Madison Ave.Fa'tvl 28304-1517(910)864-0632 
Assistant Secretary .-Herbert Lowry,295 Providence Rd,Roxboro27573-4260(336)599-6812 
CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1992-Gary Smith, 1995-Kwang Han, 1996-Jesse Lamm, 1996-Vickie Jones Echols, 1995- 
Annette Wright, 1995-RalphA. Brown, 1996-Shane Mario Benjamin, 1995-Leonard Fairley, 
1996-Jesse Brunson, 1996-Herbert Lowry, 1996-Carolyn Woriax, 1996-Chong Ho Yang, 



23 Conference Organization/ Rosters 

1 996-Murray McKeithan, 1 997-Gerald Kevin Baker;Cabinet Reps:Samuel Wynn, Albert Shuler 
EVANGELISM, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Ecwood C.Lancaster,3788 Shipyard Blvd.,Wilm'gtn28403.. . (910)791-0353 
Vice-chairperson: Eldrick Davis,6201 Milford Rd.,Fayetteville 28303 .... (910)864-6019 

Secretary: Becky Balentine,9817 Oakley Rd.,Zebulon 27597 (919)832-9817 

CCOM Staff Representative: Bruce E. Stanley 

BG: 1991 -Michael B. Hobbs, DU:1996-Robert Redmond, EC: 1993 -Clyde A. Denny, 
FA: 1996-Danny Allen, GO:1998-Shirley Ward, GR:1996-M. Eugene Tyson, NB:1995-William 
C. Spencer, RA: 1 996-Rebecca Balentine, RO:1997-Vann Floyd, RM:1991-R. Branson Sheets 
III, SA:1998-David Benson, Wl: 1991 -Ecwood C. Lancaster, Five (5) members at-large: 1992- 
Eldrick R. Davis, 1993-Sue Chitnis, 1994-Eli Tom, 1996-Pat Tanner, 1 998-Marty Cauley 
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Brian Gentle,4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh 27609 (919)787-0544 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: Kay Moorman.POB 2133,Rockingham 28380 (910)997-5328 

Golden Cross D/'rector.Richard Vaughan,POBox 662,Raeford 28574 (910)875-2111 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

BG:1997-John W. Ruth, DCJ:1997-Diane Wingo, EC: 1998-Laura Early, FA:1997-Hope A. 
Vickers, GO:1994-David H. Francis, GR:1998-Mike Pulliam, NB:1998-Aylen Pollock, 
RA:1992-Donna Bowers, RO:1992-J. Quinton Covington, Jr., RM:1995-John Bowman, 
SA:1992-Geraldine Shuskey, Wl:1995-James L Summey, Six (6) members at-large: 1996- 
Brian Gentle, 1996-Iris Locklear, 1994-James M. Iseman, 1995-Sue Kiryluk, 1996-Kay 
Moorman, 1997-Jo-Ann M. Oulton; Ex Officio: Methodist Home for Children President, 
Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. Pres./CEO, Asbury Homes Representative, Golden Cross 
Director, One (1) Gnited Methodist Chaplain from Duke Gniversity Medical Center 
HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPOS MINISTRY, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Raegan V. May, 100 Westgreen Dr., Chapel Hill 27516 (919)969-8820 

Vice-chairperson: Charlene Pierce Guider,POBox 308,Richlands 28574 . (910)324-5464 

Secretary: TBE 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

BG:1994-RaeganM. May, DG:1994-Walter Brown, EC:1998-William E. Holliday, FA: 1996- 
Tryon D. Lancaster, GO:1994-Richard L. Ward, GR:1997-Jim Westmoreland, NB:1995- 
Charlene Pierce Guider, RA: 1 996-Jonathan A. Minnick, RO:1998-Denny C. Wise, RM:1996- 
Phyllis Horton Lewis, SA:1992-Jerry Seaman, WI:1996-Russell Knowles, Ex Officio: Six (6) 
college presidents: Bennett, Greensboro, High Point, Louisburg, Methodist, Wesleyan; Duke 
Divinity School Dean; Two (2) members of the State Commission on Campus Ministry 
including one campus minister from the bounds of the NC Conference 
LAITY, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Robby Lowry,2056 NC Hwy 710 S., Rowland 28383 (910)521-4629 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: Donna Atkins.POBox 659,Broadway 27505 (919)258-6007 

CCOM Staff Representative: Carol D. Hayes 

1992-FayeHarrell, 1992-Lee Taylor, 1992-Vevely McDougald Malloy, 1996-Wes Scarlett, 
1996-PeggyOxendine, 1996-Lauren Allen, 1996-Bruce Jacobs, 1 996-Paulette Easley, 1996- 
Roberta Brown, 1997-Gregory Lawrence, 1997-Sherry Benjamin, 1998-Collene Bush; Ex 
Officio: Conference Lay Leader, President of GMM, President of GMW, President of GMY - 
Twelve (12) District Lay Leaders and Conference Scouting Coordinator 
MISSIONS AND OUTREACH, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: David Harvin,2438 Kornegay PI., Chapel Hill 27514 (919)932-4441 

Vice-chairpersonMchae\ Leburg,POBox 375,Star 27536 (910)428-4543 

Secretary: Patricia Lykins,175 Midland Rd.,Southem Pines 28372 (910)692-3518 

CCOM Staff Representative: Bruce E. Stanley 

BG:1993-David L. Harvin, DG:1996-Patrice Cheasty-Miller, EC:1997-Jackie Wenberg, 
FA:1996-John H. Tyson, GO:1997-Virgil Huffman, GR:1998-Jesse V. Bone, NB:1998- 
Dianna Johnson, RA:1996-Helen Little, RO:1998-Robert Flynn, RM: 1 996-Jerry Jay Juren, 
SA:1998-MarkWethington, Wl:1996-Michael H. Elliott, Twelve (12) members at-large: 1992- 
John Benson, 1992-Pat Lykins, 1993-Jeanne Rouse, 1994-Lee King, 1996-Shirley 
Townsend-Jones, 1996-DouglasChavis, 1996-WadeHunt, 1996-Michael Leburg, 1997-Carl 
Harnett King, 1998-Samuel W. Loy, 1998-Roderic Mullen; Ex Officio: Conference Missionary 
Secretary-Jesse C. Staton, Jr., Director, Rural Church Division of Duke Endowment, 
Director of Robeson County Church and Community Center; Coordinator of GMW Christian 
Global Concern; Former Missionary, George Megill; Hispanic Concerns, Juan Hercilla; 
Construction Coordinator Liaison, Sam Loy 



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NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Milford Oxendine,Jr.,POBox 1693, Elizabeth City, 27906 . . . (252)335-4549 
Vice-chairperson: L. Jane Smith,416 Normandy St.,Cary 2751 1-3713 . . (919)467-9957 

Secretary: Mabel Cummings,Rt.3,Box 198B,Maxton 28364 (910)521-4723 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1992-MabelCummings, 1992-Jane Smith, 1992-Harriet S.Wright, 1993-DouglasChavis, 
1993-Milford Oxendine, Jr., 1995-Gary W. Locklear, 1997-Robert L. Mangum 
NC COUNCIL OF CHURCHES HOUSE OF DELEGATES 

1992-Louise Peterson, 1992-Doris T. Fox, 1992-Melba Denise McCallum, 1994-John 
Rushing, 1994-Gary Wayne Locklear, 1996-Brian Perry, 1996-John Gpham, 1996-Rufus 
Stark II, 1996-William Jeffries, 1996-Jerry Wilson; Resident Bishop, Executive Director of 
CCOM, Four members of Commission Christinan Unity and Intereligious Concerns: Claire 
Clyburn, Chair, Walter McLeod, Eric Lindblade, Paul Stallsworth 
RELIGION AND RACE, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: LaNella Smith, 1001 Calumet St., Durham 27704 (919)317-7187 

Vice-chairperson: Bill Cummings.POBox 341 l.Lumberton 28359 (910)738-7600 

Secretary: Chris Miller, 1229 Green Tee Lane,Rocky Mount 27804 (252)977-1438 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BU:1998-Lisa Creech Bledsoe, DG:1992-LaNella Smith, EC:1997-Glenn McCranie, 
FA:1997-Ella McRae, GO:1997-Won Seok Namkoong, GR:1997-Donald Keith Stewart, 
NB:1998-CaroI McDougald, RA:1998-Regina Henderson, RO:1992-Robert A. Fairley, 
RM:1996-Chris Miller, SA:1992-Jack W. Page, Jr., WI:1996-Mary Graham, Seven (7) 
members at-large: 1992-E. Ray Brooks, 1994-Luis Reinoso, 1996-Patricia Buie McGhee, 
1996-William Cummings, 1997-Teresa Goldfinch, 1997-Charles Li 
THE STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Annie L. Fairley.POBox 185,Maxton 28364 (910)844-5487 

Vice-chairperson: Elizabeth Moore,205 E.New Bern Rd.,Kinston28504 . . (252)523-3059 

Secretary: Joe Wilbum.POBox 95,Norman 28367 (910)652-3131 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BG:1998-Rachel Moser, DG:1997-Regina Craig, EC:1994-Frances Shannonhouse, 
FA:1996-Pamela Shields, GO:1997-Donna Fowler-Marchant, GR:1997-PoIly Taylor, NB: 
1995-Elizabeth Moore, RA:1992-Steven Hickle, RO:1996-Joseph Wilburn, RM:1997-Renee 
Edwards, SA: 1 996-Carol Kreischer, Wl:1997-Judy Ellen Westman, Five (5) members at- 
large, 1992-Brenda Jones, 1992-Annie Fairley, 1996-Joy Locklear, 1997-Richard Moore, 
1997-Pamela Spence 

stewardship; commission on 

Chairperson: Stephen N. Little,200 E.New Hope Rd.,Goldsboro27534 . . (919)778-1124 

Vice-chairperson: Rick Hebert,112 Jamestown Rd.,Greenville 27858 (252)328-6582 

Secretary: James E. Malloy, Box 693, Red Springs 28377 (910)843-2752 

CCOM Staff Representative: Wilburn L. (Bill) Norton, Jr. 

BCI: 1 992-J. Albert Trotter, DO: 1 99 1 -Larry Bowden, EC: 1 996-Charles McKenzie, FA: 1 992- 
Marjorie Daniels, GO: 1991 -Stephen N. Little, GR:1993-Rick Hebert, NB:1998-Neal Salter, 
RA: 1991 -Howard Harrell, R0:1997-Audrey C. Holmes, RM:1994-W. Christopher Aydlett, Jr., 
SA:1998-Jimmie Tatum, WI:1998-Robert Ray, Five (5) members at-large: 1992 James E. 
Malloy, 1996-Louis Mclver, 1996-Robert L. Wallace, 1996-Mike Pasquarello, 1996-Mabel 
Floyd, Ex Officio: Executive Director of GMF, Conference Treasurer (without vote) 
WORSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Charles M.(Chuck)Cook,POBox 502,Troy 27371 (910)576-1651 

Vice-chairperson: Gayla G. Estes.POBox 207, Bethel 27812 (252)825-8041 

Secretary: Samuel A. Williams, Jr.,609 Trail 2,Burlington 27215 (336)228-1681 

CCOM Staff Representative: Hope Morgan Ward 

BG:1994-Samuel A. Williams, Jr., DG:1998-Brent Laytham, EC:1998-Delores Langley, 
FA:1997-KenHaIl, Jr., GO:1997-TerryL Huffines, GR:1998-Dennis Adams, NB:1992-Penny 
Dollar Farmer, RA:1997-Mildred Dillon, RO:1997-William Stanley Smith, Jr., RM:1997-John 
Butson, SA: 1991 -Charles M. Cook, WI: 1996-Robert J. Bauman, Five (5) members at-large: 
1995-Bobbi Wethington, 1996-Louisa Oxendine, 1996-Johnnie L Wright, 1998-Mark 
Frazier, 1 998-Louisa Oxendine, 1998-Larry Patrick; Ex-Officio:Pres.FGMWMOA-PatriciaHicks 
YOUTH MINISTRY, COUNCIL ON 
Chairperson: Rick Moser,4178 Mt.Hermon-Rk.Cr.Rd.,Graham 27253.. . . (336)376-3504 

President: Albert Meyer,2804 Coventiy Rd., Durham 27707 (919)493-2231 

Vice-president: John Stubbs,401 S.4th St.,Smithfield 27577 (919)934-7621 

Secretary: Katie Wright,5434 Eastwind Rd.,Wilmington 28403 (910)313-6701 

Treasurer: Chris Nichols,3198 Bittersweet Dr.,Fayetteville 28306 (910)425-1573 

Legislative Affairs: McCotta Blackwell.1321 Rockwood Ave.,Burl'gtn27215 (336)227-6441 



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CCOM Staff Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

DISTRICT YOUTH COORDINATORS: BCI: Tom Pritchard; DO: Philip Pennington; EC- 
David Moehring, Terry Williams; FA: Eddie Hill; GO: Cathy Green; GR: Marshia Sontag- NB- 
Jeff Severt, Diane LeBlanc; RA: Ramey Kemp; RO: Kellie Gallagher-Smith; RM: Hunter 
Preston; SA: Annette Wright; WI: Tamy Munns; AT-LARGE: Sean Bowers, Becka Byrd, Jenn 
Eason, Crystal Mclnnis, Jared Olson, David Simpson, Stephanie Wright; OBSERVERS: Holly 
Carraway, Laura Cribb, Michelle Herring, Jennifer Miller, Stephanie Williams; JR. HI. REPS: 
Thomas Berkau, Audrey Cecil, Alyson Clayton, Ben Roberts; CCYM: BCI: Paul Miller; DG: 
Stephen Knopp II; EC: Laura Cribb; FA: Jessica Peterman; GO: Josh Price; GR: Alyson 
Purser; NB: TBA; RA; Terez Sherrod; RO: Lauren Wells; RM: Lindsey Roach; SA: Mary Beth 
Shore; WI: Joey Roberts 3 

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS AND AGENCIES 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

To be Elected by the Executive Session upon Nomination by the Bishop (Members may 
not serve on the Cabinet, Board of Ordained Ministry, or Joint Review Committee):Lisa 
Brown Cole, H. Gray Southern, Charles K.Morrison; Alternates: Paul L. Leeland, R. Bruce 
Pate 
APPEALS, COMMITTEE ON 

1992-LeonardF. Fairley, 1992-JeanneHack, 1996-Jim Ward, 1 996-Gwen Henderson, 
1996-Aggie Deese 

BOARD OF INSTITUTIONS, INC., NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE 
Term to expire in 1999: 1992-McDuffie Cummings, 1992-Louis Mclver, 1992-James H. 
Bailey, 1992-Thomas Stark 

Term to expire in 2000: 1992-Brenda Brown, 1992-Frank Thigpen, 1992-Edward F. Hill 
II, 1 998-Michael Weber 

Term to expire in 2001: 1992-Wilson Hayman, 1992-Lawrence E. Johnson, 1997-Henry 
Ferrell, 1997-Tanya Wallace 

Term to expire in 2002: 1993-Peg Witt, 1993-John G. Buie Jr., 1995-Joe Walker, 1998- 
Betty Rose 

Ex-Officio:F. Belton Joyner, Jr., John B. White, M. Elton Hendricks, Ronald L. May, 
Reginald W. Ponder, Michael W. Safley, G. Paul Phillips III, Thomas Walden 
CONFERENCE CLERGY LIVING COMMITTEE 

Chairperson: Susan Southem,1108 W.Knox St,Durham27701-1527 . (919)682-0800 
Vice-chairperson: William Holliday.POBox 609,Wanchese2798 1-0609 (919)473-5254 
Secretary: Clementine Graham,717 Walnut St.,Laurinburg 28353 . . (910)276-0108 
CLASS OF 2000:Clergyperson(Rural Charge):William Holliday, Layperson (Urban 
Charge):Clementine Graham, Clergyperson:Audrey C. Holmes, Layperson:Lee Wallace, 
Layperson (Rural Charge):Earl Warren, Clergyperson (Urban Charge):Norma Walters, 
Clergyperson: Donald Warren, Layperson:Susan Southern, Ex-officio without vote: Dir.of 
Ministerial Relations, Clergy Partners Rep.: Emily Innes, Commission on Equitable 
C° m Pensation Re P- : Julia Webb-Bowden; Cabinet Reps: Kermit Braswell, Jack Hunter 
CONFERENCE ENTERTAINMENT, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: William E.Cummings.POBox 341 l.Lumberton 28359 . . (910)738-7600 

Vice-chairperson: TBEE 

Secretary: . . TBE 

Conference Secretary: James L. Bryan 

1995-Carrie Parrish, 1996-Thomas M. Hollis, 1996-Pamela Shields, 1996-Anita 
Oldham, 1996-W. E. Cummings, 1997-Harold Hunt 
CONFERENCE RULES, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Kyle Hicks.POBox 1087,Oxford 27565-1087 (919)693-8161 

Vice-chairperson: J.Alexander Maultsby.POBx 356,Car.Bea.28428-0356(910 458-5310 

Secretary: TBE 

Conference Secretary: James L. Bryan 

1992-KyIe Hicks, 1995-Marion Hamilton, 1996-CeciI Harrison, 1 996-Gwen C. 
Henderson, 1996-J. Alexander Mautsby III, 1996-GIoria McKenzie 
CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Jane Johnson,856 KnollwoodFaIlsRd,Mebane27302 . . (919)563-1603 
Vice-chairperson: Harold Kiser,6346 Dunn Rd.,Roseboro 28382 . . . (910)567-6744 
Secretary: William Gattis,POBox 728,Chapel Hill 27514 (919)929-7191 

S* Members: 1992-Harold Kiser, 1992-Bernice Johnson, 1992-Jane H. Johnson, 
1992-Mabel Cummings, 1992-William Gattis, 1993-Douglas D. Jessee, 1998-Albert 
Shuler; Two District Superintendents: James Lee, William Presnell, Ex Officio: (without 
vote), Resident Bishop, Conference Lay Leader, President of Council on Finance and 
Administration, Conference Council Director, Conference Treasurer, Director of Ministerial 
Relations, Conference Secretary, Executive Director of United Methodist Foundation, 
Information Systems Director 



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continuing education, committee on 

Chairperson: Homer E. Morris.208 Sampson St., Clinton 28328 .... (910)592-2035 
Vice-chairperson: Robert Bergland,POBox 336,Elizabethtown 28337 . (910)862-3706 
Secretary: W.Kenneth Hall,Sr.,201 1 W.Club Blvd., Durham 27705-3209(919)286-0711 
Ministerial Relations Director: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

BG:1997-Guy V. Soule, Jr., DCJ:1994-Delores Anne Langley, EC:1998-Jerry Cribb, 
FA: 1 996-HomerMorris, GO: 1 998-Charles Moseley, GR: 1 996-Roger Cope, NB: 1 998-Jerry 
Jackson, RA:1995-Douglas Jesse, RO:1994-Audrey C. Holmes, RM:1996-C. Arthur Wall, 
SA:1996-William J. Witt Jr., WI:1993-Robert E. Bergland, At Large: 1994-Bill James 
Locklear, 1996-Vassar Jones, 1996-James Malloy; Ex-Officio: W. Kenneth Hall, Sr. 
DISABILITY, JOINT COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Charles Pollock.POBox 401, Elizabeth City 27907 (252)335-1771 

Vice-chairperson: Louise Peterson,429 Raynor Dr.,Fayetteville 2831 1 (910)488-8630 
Secretary: Ambrose Conner,618 Ridgeway Rd., Burlington 27215 . . . (336)266-8258 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

2 named by the Board of Pensions: Louise Peterson, TBE; 2 named by the Board of 
Ordained Ministry: Larry Robinson, David Malloy; Four members at-large: 1991 -Ambrose 
Conner, 1992-Jimmie Shuler, 1996-Charles Pollock, 1996-Mary Susan Fulghum 
EPISCOPACY, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Cashar W. Evans, Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr., Kitty Hawk 27949 (252)261-8282 
Vice-chairperson: William H. Gattis,POBox 728,Chapel Hill 17514 . . (919)929-7191 
Secretary: Glenda D. Snotherly,905 S.Main St., Wake Forest 27587 . (919)556-3653 

Laywomen: 1994-Rebecca Balentine, 1996-Mildred DuPugh, 1996-Augusta Haynes, 
Laymen: 1994-Judson Rouse, 1996-Roy Harris, 1996-Burton King, Clergypersons: 1993- 
Susan Clayton Lindblade, 1994-Jesse Brunson, 1996-George Johnson, Appointed by 
Bishop: 1996-Glenda Snotherly, 1994-William H. Gattis, 1994-Edward F. Hill II, Ex-Officio 
Members: Cashar Evans, Kermit L. Braswell, Lay Leader Robby Lowry, Jurisdictional 
Committee on the Episcopacy: Three (3) members at-large: 1992-Gwen Henderson, 
1996-Harbert Moore, 1998-Harbert Moore 
EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE, COMMITTEE ON 

[3 persons; president, or his/her designate, of the conference Committee on 
Episcopacy from each conference, the president, or his/her designate, or the conference 
Council on Finance and Administration from each annual Conference, and the 
chairperson, or his/her designate, of the conference Board of Trustees from each Annual 
Conference] 

EQUITABLE COMPENSATION, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Robert E. Bergland, POBox 336,Elizabethtown 28337 . (910)862-3706 
Vice-chairperson: Elizabeth H.Hood.POBox 129,Lemon Springs 28355(919)776-9315 
Secretary: H.Dennis Draper,Jr.,5014 Wayne Mem.Dr.Goldsboro 27534(919)778-5231 

Treasurer: J. Allen Norris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

Administative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 
Duke Endowment Representative: W. Joseph Mann 

(1 person from each district, 4 at large; equal clergy and lay to total 16 members) 

BCL1998-Carl Belcher, DG:1992-Julia Webb-Bowden, EC: 1 996-Steven N. Formo, 
FA:1992-Earl Warren (membership less than 200), GO:1996-Dennis Draper, GR:1998- 
David Harrington, NB:1996-Karl Kendrick, RA:1996-Sang Woo Lee, RO:1997-Etha M. 
Harris, RM: 1 994-Charles Johnson, SA: 1 995-Elizabeth H. Hood, WI: 1 996-Thomas Bostic, 
Four members at-large: [Temporarily extended to five members], 1992-Thomas Black, 
1993-Wilson Edward Barber, 1993-Robert E. Bergland, 1 996-Theodore V. Carter Sr. 
(membership less than 200), 1996-Benjamin McCallum, Jr. 
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCIL ON 

President: Cashar W. Evans, Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr., Kitty Hawk 27949 . (252)261-8282 
Vice-president: R. Carl Frazier, Jr., POBox 456,Fayetteville 28302 . . . (910)483-2343 
Secretary: Laura Little,217 King George Rd.,Greenville 27858-5615 . (252)756-5704 
Treasurer: J. Allen Norris, Jr. POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

(19 at large with vote,l GCFA rep.with vote,4 ex officio without vote,totaling 23 
members) 

1990-Mack Parker, 1992-Barton Baldwin, 1992-C. Loyd Godley, Jr., 1992-Charles K. 
Morrison, 1 993-Sandra J. Conner, 1 993-Sylvia Harriss, 1993-Lawrence E.Johnson, 1994- 
Betty Wooten, 1995-George Hearn, 1995-Laura Little, 1996-G. Lee Carroll Jr., 1996-Coy 
Clayton, 1996-R. Carl Frazier, 1996-William Lowry, 1996-Bruce Taylor, 1997-George W 
Johnson, 1998-Shirley Few, 1998-Dennis Goodwin, 1998-Alfred Jones, 1998-Luis 
Reinoso, 1998-Richard Stone; Ex-Officio:Member GCFA Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Cabinet 
Representative: Jack L. Hunter 



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INSURANCE, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: H.Gray Southern,215 N.Church St., Durham 27701 . . . (919)683-1386 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Ordained Ministry Reps., Richard Greenway, Tom Holtsclaw, Caswell Shaw; Laity Reps., 
Gloria McAuley, TBE ; Disability Comm. Reps., David Malloy, Larry Robinson; Health & 
Human Services Reps., Bruce Allen, John Crowe; Pension Reps., Charles Crutchfield, 
Gray Southern; Asst. to Bishop, F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; Group Admin., Caroline Buckland; 
Controller, Sharon Strother; Conf. Treasurer, J. Allen Morris, Jr. 
INVESTIGATION, COMMITTEE ON DIACONAL MINISTRY 

Principals: 1 999-Margaret Anne Biddle, Susan Parker, Anna Gail Workman; Reserves: 
1999-Alice Kunka, Kim Lamb 
INVESTIGATION, COMMITTEE ON ORDAINED MINISTRY 

1992-Robert Shields, 1993 -William A. Boykin, 1992-Eldrick Davis, 1996-Gary Allred, 
1996-E. Ray Brooks, 1996-Jo-Ann Oulton, 1996-Kimberly Pollock, Alternates: 1993- 
Albert F. Fisher, 1996-Paul Leeland, 1996-Carolyn Smith, 1996-David Spaulding, 1996- 
Norma Walters 

ITINERANT CLERGY MOVING EXPENSE COMMITTEE 
Chairperson: Mary Plummer,2104 Salem Church Rd.,Goldsboro 27530(919)734-5310 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

TBE (Equitable Compensation), F. Belton Joyner, Jr. (Ministerial Relations), Allen Norris 
(Conference Treasurer), Cashar Evans (Chair, CFA), Three members at-large: Alpheus 
Moseley, Mary Plummer, Johnnie Wright 
METHODIST BOARD OF PUBLICATION, INC. 

(9 At Large Members Divided into 4 Year Classes for 5 Year Terms), Nine Elected 
Members: 1992-L. Jane Smith, 1994-Jeanne Rouse, 1995-Peggy Allen, 1996-Patrice 
Cheasty-Miller, 1996-ThomasHolIis, 1996-Anna Workman, 1 998-Lynwood Boyette, 1998- 
Ambrose Dudley, 1998-Katie Mims; Ex-Officio: Conference Commission on Communi- 
cations Chairperson, Conference Communications Staff Representative, Conference 
Council Director, Editor, Cabinet Representative: Glenda Johnson 
NOMINATIONS, COMMTTTEE ON 

Chairperson: Bishop Marion Edwards.POBox 10955,Ral 27605 . . 1-800-849-4433 
The 12 District Superintendents, CCOM Executive Director, Conference Lay Leader, 
CCJMM President, CGMW President, CGMY President, Religion & Race Representative, 
COSROW Representative, 12 Persons Named by the Bishop 
ORDAINED MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

Chairperson: Roger V. Elliott.228 W.Edenton St.,Raleigh 27603 (919)832-7535 

Vice-chairperson: Peggy O.Witt.POBox 628,Vass 28394-0628 (910)245-7665 

Secretary: Jonathan Strother,207 W.Market St,Hertford27944-l 152 . (252)426-5467 

Division of Elders and Local Pastors 
Chairperson: Susan Pate Greenwood,2106 W.Nash St.Wilson 27896 (252)237-4528 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Division of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries 
Chairperson: Denise C. Waters,2616 Erwin Rd., Durham 27705-3899 (919)383-2567 
Vice-chairperson: Richard Greenway,6407 Union Gr.Rd,Hil'sboro27278 (919)929-4597 

Secretary: TBE 

Order of Elders 
Chairperson: Milton Gilbert,900 Arendell St.,Mor'hdCity 28557-4142 . (252)726-7102 

Order of Deacons 
Chairperson: Robert Huckaby,6612 Creedmoor Rd,Raleigh27613-3644(919)847-2818 
Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

1997-Susan Allred, 1996-Patricia Archer, 1 994-Anthony Argo, 1996-Philip Beaman, 
1992-ReneBideaux, 1992-Ray Broadwell, 1996-Paul Bennett, 1 995-Roger Elliott, 1992- 
Owen Fitzgerald, 1998-Doris Fox, 1994-Walter Gaskins, 1 992-Milton Gilbert, 1995-Edith 
Gleaves, 1995-RayGooch, 1994-Richard Greenway, 1991 -Susan Pate Greenwood, 1995- 
Patricia V. Hicks, 1997-Tom Holtsclaw, 1997-Robert Huckaby, 1992-Harold Jacobs, 
1993-Merritt Jones, 1996-Sallie Jones, 1995-Willie Mae Jones, 1996-Burton King, 1996- 
Sue Kirkpatrick, 1996-Linda Logston, 1991 -David Malloy, 1993-Milton Mann, 1992- 
Samuel McMillan, Jr., 1995-Samuel McMillan III, 1992-Homer Morris, 1998-Charles 
Moseley, 1996-Sue Ellen Nicholson, 1997-Milford Oxendine, 1997-Paul Phillips III, 1996- 
Cynthia Powell, 1997-Maureen Regan, 1992-Russell Richey, 1993 -Larry Robinson, 1994- 
Caswell Shaw, 1998-Albert Shuler, 1997-Beverly Small, 1 995-Jonathan Strother, 1998- 
DavidWade, 1992-Denise Waters, 1996-Richard Williams, 1 994-Peg Witt, 1996-Harriet 
Wright, 1997-Camille Yorkey; Cabinet Representatives: J. Thomas Smith, Samuel Wynn 



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PENSIONS, BOARD OF 

Chairperson: Woodrow W.Wells,Jr.,2000 E.6th St.,Greenv'l 27858 . . (252)752-6154 
Vice-chairperson: H.Gray Southem,215 W.Church St., Durham 27701.. (919)683-1386 

Secretary: Carolyn R. Smith.POBox 134,Plymouth 27962 (252)793-2549 

Treasurer: J. Allen Norris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

1991 -Doris Bluitt, 1992-H. Gray Southern, 1 992-Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., 1993-James 
Arnold Oxendine, 1993-ClaraSafritWade, 1994-CharIesCrutchfield, 1 994-Charles Wentz, 
1994-Tommy L. Evans, 1996-Samuel Dixon, Jr., 1996-Louise Peterson, 1996-David 
Ward, 1996-Faustina Walker, 1996-Simeon Cummings, 1996-Carolyn Smith, 1997- 
William W. Sherman, Jr., 1998-Debbie Burgess, 1998-Jerry Lowry, 1998-Mack Parker; 
GBPHB: Kermit Braswell 
TRUSTEES, CONFERENCE BOARD OF 

President: William C.Simpson,Jr.,POBox 2597, Burlington 27216 ... (336)227-6263 
Vice-president: Patricia Wiles,1808 Longwood Dr., Raleigh 27612 . . . (919)848-1449 

Secretary: Frank Thigpen,POBox 792,Robbins 27925 (910)948-3962 

Class of 1999: 1992-Charles Carpenter, 1993-Beth Yancey, 1996-Frank Thigpen 
Class of 2000: 1995-Patricia Wiles, 1996-Jack Reed, 1996-Luther Douglas 
Class of 2001: 1995-Gregory Bronson, 1996-William C. Simpson, 1995-Wil Jackson 
Class of 2002: 1998-LilIian Bridgers, 1 998-Margaret Saunders, 1998-Luke Wheeler 

ANNUAL AND TERM ELECTIONS 

DISTRICT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Kathryn Self 

Committee on District Superintendency: Pam Andrews, George Daniel, Rachel Edwards, 
David Hadley, Michael Hobbs, Jimmy Linens, Pam Page, Sandy Scarlett, Kathryn Self, Michael 
Sykes, Samuel (Skip) Williams 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Rodney Hamm; Ebern Allen, Susan Allred, JoAnn 
Barbour, Bill Gattis, Samuel Holton, Alvin Home, Randy Innes, Amy Kelly, Rachel Moser, Paul 
Phillips, Cynthia Powell, Jack Ruth, Herman Ward 

Board of Church Location and Building: Rodney Hamm; 1998-99: Rick Moser, Earl Loy, 
Jr.; 1999-2000: James Davis, Norman Fitzgerald; 2000-01: Sandra Henson, Rachel Vogler 

Board of Trustees: Judy Barnes, Brenda Fitzgerald, Rich Greenway, Randy Innes, David 
Lewis, Gary Moon, Delos O'Daniel, Pat Rich, Herman Ward 
DURHAM DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Gloria McAuley 

Committee on District Superintendency: Glenda Johnson; James Bolden, Bess 
Hunnings, Robinette Husketh, Burton King, Sybil Leggett, Marion Tillett, Faye Watkins, 
chairperson, Harriet Wright, GMYF President 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Glenda Johnson; Nancy Best, Lisa Cole, Edith 
Gleaves, chairperson, Bess Hunnings, Delores Langley, Robert O'Keef, Robert Redmond, 
William Sabiston, Gray Southern, Julia Webb-Bowden; Lay Observers: Robinette Husketh, 
Burton King 

Board of Church Location and Building: Glenda Johnson; Shane Benjamin, Johnny 
Branch, chairperson, Felix Markham IV, Robert Redmond, RoySwaringen, James Ward, David 
Woodhouse 

Board of Trustees: 1 998-99: Joseph Callahan, Dorothy Phelps Jones, Ken Morris, Gray 
Southern; 1999-2000: Delores Langley, Gary Miller, chairperson; 2000-01: David Dobbs, 
Burton King, Shirley Varn 
ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Winston King 

Committee on District Superintendency : Marie Armstrong, FayeS. Berry, Roger Crane, 
Jerry Cribb, Clyde Denny, Cashar Evans, chairperson, Marvina Mann, Patrick Morgan, Jr., 
Charles Morris, Beverly Small 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: William M. Presnell; Rex Brooks, Clyde Denny, 
Charles E. McKenzie, chairperson, Milford Oxendine, Jr., Beverly Small, Carolyn R. Smith, 
Jonathan Strother 

Board of Church Location and Building: William M. Presnell; Marcus Felton, Alan C. 
Gibson, Haywood L. Gillikin, Gaston Small, Herscal Williams 

Board of Trustees: William M. Presnell; 1998-99: Haywood W. Gillikin, Maurice K. Berry, 
Jr., William Morgan; 1999-2000: Jerry Downum, Alan C. Gibson, Ray Meiggs; 2000-01: 
Cashar Evans, M. Braxton Gillam III, chairperson, Beverly Small 



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FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Roberta Brown 

Committee on District Superintendency: 1998-99: Eldrick Davis, Loyd Godley, 
chairperson, Margaret Swanson; 1999-2000: Danny Allen, Douglas Bryant, Ben Warrick; 
2000-01: Kenneth Hall, Jr., Diana Wittman; Ex-officio: Randy Harrison, Carlton Hunt 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 1998-99: Charlie Astrike, William Braswell, 
chairperson, Willie Mae Jones, Haywood Smith; 1999-2000: Frank Daniels, Stacey Graves, 
Donald Shields, Jeff Swartz; 2000-01: Carl Frazier, Jr., Dennis Sheppard, Hope Vickers; 
Members of Conference Board of Ordained Ministry: Tony Argo, Homer E. Morris 

Board of Church. Location and Building: 1998-99: Bob Hoover, Mina Townsend, 
George Williford; 1999-2000: Michael Davis, Joe Mac Hatcher, Steve Shaw; 2000-01: Mack 
Dewar, Gwendolyn Edwards, Henry Lee 

Board of Trustees: 1998-99: Vance Meal, Lewis (Jpchurch, Delman Williamson; 1999- 
2000: Joe Mac Hatcher, Joseph Walker, Jr., chairperson, J. D. (Luke) Wheeler; 2000-01 : Dot 
Brower, Jennie Lou Exum, Eddie McDonald 
GOLDSBORO DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Leland Heath 

Committee on District Superintendency: Carl Gurley, Danny Hood, Jerry Keen, 
chairperson, Ken Keesee, Myrtle Ann Lumpkin, Won Mamkoong, Joyce Odom, Marjorie 
Overman, John Roberts, Alma Strickland 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: James C. Lee; Wayne Hicks, Terry Huffines, Charles 
Morrison, Charles Moseley, Joyce Odom, Roger Paxton, Paul Stallsworth, Richard Williams, 
Joseph Yow; Lay Observers: Paul Bennett, Faye Harrell 

Board of Church Location and Building: James C. Lee; Bob Cousins, McGee Creech, 
Bill Franklin, Jean Hood, Virgil Huffman, Wallace Lewis, T. R. Miller, Preston Smith, Pearl 
West, William Winslow 

Board of Trustees: James C. Lee; 1998-99: Lillian Bridgers, R.A. Oliver, Ellis Henry 
Townsend; 1 999-2000: Tony Camaioni, John McNeil, Jimmy Royal; 2000-01 : Margaret Boyd, 
Bobby Rex Kornegay, Cecil Odom; H. Jack Edwards, District Treasurer 
GREENVILLE DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Barbara Matthews 

Committee on District Superintendency: Two Laywomen: Frances Daniels, Lala 
Williamson; Two Laymen: William Rasberry, Leroy Whitfield; Two Clergy: Gayla Estes, Milton 
Mann; Two Young Adults: John Boswell, Charles Jenkins; Two Persons Selected by DS: Jack 
Benfield, John Hood, Jr. 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Sid Huggins III; Jack Benfield, Gayla Estes, Mary Lib 
Faser, Barbara Hebert, Linda Logston.Milton Mann, Becky Seymour, Eugene Tyson, Woodrow 
Wells,Jr. 

Board of Church Location and Building: Sid Huggins III; 1998-99: Warren Cash, 
Thomas Holtsclaw, Leroy Whitfield; 1999-2000: William Blount, Martha Ferrell, Randall 
Maynard; 2000-01: Mtchell Jones, Dennis Levin, Herschel Williams 

Board of Trustees: Sid Huggins III; 1998-99: Richard Cannon, S. P. Hunt, Millie Matthis; 
1999-2000: James W. Carter, Laura Little, David Spier; 2000-01: Seroba A. Aiken, John I. 
Morgan, Mitchell Jones 
MEW BERN DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Betty Shields 

Committee on District Superintendency: 1998-99: G. Lee Carroll, Jr., Grier Garrick, E. 
Powell Osteen, Jr.; 1999-2000: Joseph Croom, Ken Lymaster, Jill Smith; 2000-01: Leonard 
Doucette, Charlene Pierce-Guider, William J. Smith III 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Samuel Wynn; Clergy: Ray Broadwell, Leonard 
Doucette, Milton H. Gilbert, chairperson, Walter Gaskins, Carol W. Goehring, Powell Osteen, 
Jr., Charlene Pierce Guider; Lay: Pat Daugherty, Carl Kendrick, Susan F. Kirkpatrick, Noel 
Proudfoot, Si B. Seymour 

Board of Church Location and Building: Samuel Wynn; 1998-99: David Goehring, 
Robert Stephens; 1999-2000: Penny Dollar-Farmer, Jan Durner; 2000-01: Eric Lindblade, 
Powell Osteen, Joseph C. Parker, Georgia Wertman 

Board of Trustees: 1998-99: Gary Barker, Doug Gilchrist, Anne Waller; 1999-2000: Sue 
Mack Ridgeway, Bevin Wall; 2000-01: Martin Armstrong, Robert Hagerty, Susan Lindblade 
RALEIGH DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Don Curtis 

Committee on District Superintendency: Lay Leader: Don Curtis; Two Laywomen: Doris 
Davis, Alice Snow; Two Laymen: John Balentine, George Ashburn; Two Clergy: Douglas 
Jessee, Barbara Price; Two At-large: Karen H. Whitaker, David King; Appointed by DS: 
William G. Sharpe IV, Wanda Rozier; Ex-officio: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Kermit L. Braswell; Member of Conf. Bd. of Ordained 
Min.: Roger V. Elliott; Clergy: GaryE. Allred, Robert L. Huckaby, Jr., Walter E. McLeod, James 
E. Sutton, Karen H. Whitaker; Diaconal Minister: Sue Ellen Nicholson; Laity: Henry Jarrett, 



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Jeffrey C. Jennings, Sue Tripp 

Board of Church Location and Building: Kermit L. Braswell; 1998-99: Marshall R. Old, 
Pat Wiles, Ed Wilson; 1999-2000: Ed Bomar, Cassandra Dunn, Henry N. Lovelace; 2000-01: 
Steve Compton, Becky Roberts, J. C. Taylor, Jr. 

Board of Trustees: Kermit L. Braswell; 1998-99: Martha Driver, Charles Haynes, Richard 
Stone; 1999-2000: Ellendale Burke, Dave Jackson, Jerry T. Smith; 2000-01: Sandra (Rose) 
Conner, George G. Hearn, Ricky Hines 
ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Jim Chavis 

Committee on District Superintendency: Jim Chavis, Olivia Dowdy, Doris Fox, 
Clementine Graham, Audrey Holmes, Panthia Locklear, Terry Mercer, James Oxendine, 
Charles Wentz, chairperson, Laura Wells, Herman Winberry 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Ed Morrison; William Cummings, Mable Cummings, 
Mary Harvin, Wilbur Jackson, Bill James Locklear, David Malloy, chairperson, Larry Robinson, 
Dena White, Leslie Womack 

Board of Church Location and Building: Ed Morrison; 1998-99: Michael Eaves, Eli 
Tom; 1999-2000: Robert Fairley, Jesse Lamm, chairperson, J. R. Vickers, Jr.; 2000-01: J. 
Nelson Gibson, Jr., Stan Gallagher-Smith 

Board of Trustees: 1998-99: Aggie Deese, James Kelly, Harbert Moore; 1999-2000: 
Mary Baldwin, Pat Dawkins, Justin Oliver; 2000-01: Henry McLeod, chairperson, Charles 
Smith, James Underwood; Ex-officio: Robby Lowry 
ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Fred M. Hight III 

Committee on District Superintendency: Frank Eagles, Relfe Edwards, Robert Frazier, 
Donald Glisson, Fred Hight, George Jones, Taylor Oakes, Charles M. Smith, Langill Watson 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Thomas Loftis; John Harwood, Jerry Juren, Susan 
Pate-Greenwood, James Reavis, Joyce Reynolds, Caswell Shaw, Arthur Wall; Lay Observer: 
Phil Beaman 

Board of Church Location and Building: Thomas Loftis; Clergy: John Check, Gene 
Cobb, Victor L. Galipi; Lay: C.C. Davis, Tom Morris, Dan Vaughn 

Board of Trustees: 1998-99: Reese Bailey, Ed Davenport; 1999-2000: Charles Rowers, 
Charles Ward; 2000-01: Ruby Braswell, Rosie Smoot 
SANFORD DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Donna Atkins 

Committee on District Superintendency: Donna Atkins, Mary Ellen Bender, Terry A. 
Bryant, Louise Davis, chairperson, Glenda Clendenin, Stella Farrown, Ruth Lucier, Roland 
Home, Travis Owen 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: Jack L. Hunter; Terry Bryant, Charles M. Cook, Ray 
T. Gooch, Paul L. Leeland, chairperson, Pat Lykins, Benjamin Melvin, Travis Owen, Peg O. 
Witt 

Board of Church Location and Building: Jack L. Hunter; Clergy: Lovell Alls, Ronald 
Dietrich, William Mitchell, Jr., William Witt, Jr.; Lay: Donna Atkins, John D. Dixon, Jr., J. R. 
Holt, Robert Pulver 

Board of Trustees: 1998-99: Brenda Brown, Glenda Clendenin; 1999-2000: Earl 
Connelly, Larry Gpchurch; 2000-01: Doug Byrd, George Palmer 
WILMINGTON DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Eric Younts 

Committee on District Superintendency: Berry Barbour, Robert Bergland, Patricia 
Everett, Ron Gooding, Mickey King, Teresa Lee, chairperson, Jeanne Ray, Timothy Russell, 
Marjorie Stuckey 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: John S. Paschal; Patricia Archer, Fred Davis, Michael 
Elliott, Ecwood Lancaster, Tal Madison, Samuel D. McMillan, P. D. Midgett 111, Timothy 
Russell, David Wade, chairperson, Lynn T. Wall; Lay Observers: Ron Gooding, Linda Taylor 

Board of Church Location and Building: John S. Paschal; Clergy: Robert J. Bauman, 
Margaret B. Hockett, L. M. Peele, Jr.; Lay: Jean Bullock, Arvel Heafner, E. D. "Joe" Johnson, 
Larry Sneeden, Richard Wilber 

Board of Trustees: 1998-99: Paul Campbell, Mancy Marks, Richard Zigler; 1999-2000: 
Helen Ratliff, James L. Summey, Betty Wooten; 2000-01: Doug Boone, Linda Nunalee, Matt 
C. Saunders 



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THE 1998 - 1999 ALPHABETICAL CONFERENCE DIRECTORY 
Indicates Preferred Mailing Address 

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*P Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 . . . . ,™ raim'mj « K n 

3116 Eton Rd„ Raleigh. NC 2760S ._ ( °> ffl gf S?J5S 

Minnick, Carlton P., Jr., [C. P.] (Mary Ann) ' 

Retired Bishop ' 

*5101 Coronado Dr, Raleig h , N C 77 609 , m , 91fl) 7ft7 ^ ncc 

Aaron, Jr., Charles L. [Chuck] (Sandra) {FE} 

(RO) 337.1 - Appointed in North Texas Conference 

*P O Box 399. Hollidav. TX 76336 . . , m . fqam *>ar ™*-r 

Adams, Dennis Marion [Dennis] (Lee) {FE} ( } f940) 586 ' 2037 

(GR) St. James- Associate -06131 ... FA y ■ c?ro\ 7*1 qroo 

•2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858-2915 . . .' ! ." ! (^(252) 752 6154 

102 Dellwood Dr, Greenville. NC 778*8-5405 S g|2 ShIS 

Aills, Lovell R. [Lovell] (Barbara) {FE} ' ' [ ^ Z) 355 - 7480 



(SA) Carthage - 11091 

401 McReynolds (PO Box 70), Carthage, NC 28327 (O) (910) 947-2705 

PO Box 70, Carthage. NC 28377-QQ70 H gJX 1% f£% 

Aitken, P. Wesley [Wesley] (Ruth) {RM} (H> (910) 947 " 2472 

(DU) Retired Minister 

*2909 Harriman Dr, Durham NC 27705-5423 (H) (919) 489-5491 

Alexander, Frank L [hrankj (Millie) {RM} ' ' ( ' 489 ' 5491 

(EC) Albemarle - 03020 

*2946 Amber Rose Rd. Cresw ell, NC 27925 (H ) (252) 797 7*503 

f D Mfo nd t er ', Gayle '■ lUa y |e J ( Kathr v n ) { r m} (M) f252) 797 ~ 7503 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*1018 Edith St, Burlington. NC 7 7215-3479 (H ) ( 336) 2 26 6390 

^^»Mir.^ — ^SS SSsg 

Allen, Ebern Earl [tberrl] (Kay) {FE} (H> (910) 864 - 276n 

(BU) Phillips Chapel -01381 

2557 Brucewood Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9004 (0 ) ( 336 ) 578 5180 

2557 Brucewood Rd. Graham NC 7 7253-9004 £ 335 fjl'V.A 

Allen, Frank Bruce [Bruce] (Susan) {FE} ' ' (JJb> 578 ' 2143 

(GR) Grifton-Webb Chapel - 06140 

?£ B ° X 416 ' Grifton ' NC 28530-0416 . . ( q\ l7 ^ . 0A - AO ~ 

*PO Box 416. Gri ffon. NC 28530-0416 . 2 ?f? f£1£2 

(DU) Retired Minister 

:1843 Lynne Ave, Henderson, NC 27536-2971 (H) (252 ) 499 2fi97 

rDuTsi a s l o B c k i jea o n 2 n 5 e ^ ack,(pM ) ^^4a g 

(Wl) Pleasant Grove - 12201 ' 

RR 2 Box 990, Bladenboro NC 28320 

,*1359 Owen Hill Rd.. Elizabethan, NC 28337-8903 f H ) (910) 866-4453 



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Allred, Gary E. [Gary] (Lou Ann) {FE} Email: umcsunrise@aol.com 

(RA) Sunrise - 08641 

*PO Box 295, Holly Springs, NC 27540-0295 (O) (919) 557-6486 

1704 Balfour Downs Cir, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526-7738 (H) (919) 567-1925 

Allred, Susan Lutz [Susan] (Herb) {FE} 
(BU) Aldersgate -01121 

*632 Laurel Hill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-4214 (O) (919) 968-6231 

1306 LeClair St, Chapel Hill. NC 27514-3033 (H) (919) 942-5177 

Altman, Jr., William Howard [Bill] (Ruth) {PM} 
(EC) North Gates - 03260 

*PO Box 38, Gates, NC 27937-0038 (H) (252) 357-1620 

Anderson, Austin [Austin] (Margaret) {IS} 
(RM) Hollister - 10121 

*1347 Golf Course Rd, Littleton, NC 27850-9419 (H) (252) 586-3472 

Andrews, Chester J. [Chester] {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 174, Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 309-9132 

Andrews, Jr., John C. [John] (Nancy) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 552, Magnolia, NC 28453-0552 (H) (910) 289-4499 

Archer, Patricia H. [Trish] (Noah) {FD} Email: narcher@poi.net 

(Wl) Trinity - 12431 

*1403 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4908 (O) (910) 762-3316 

384 Semmes Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 452-1654 

Argo, D. Anthony [Tony] (Karen) {FD} 

(FA) FA:Haymount - Deacon - 04191 FAX: (910) 484-9805 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-6800 (O) (910) 484-0181 

610 Greenland Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28305-4528 (H) (910) 485-7419 

Arledge, Alice [Alice] {DM} 

(Wl) Diaconal Minister - Leave of Absence 

206 Braxlo Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409 (H) (910) 792-9166 

Armistead, Roger Addison [Roger] (Diane) {FE} 

(Wl) Shallotte Circuit - 12250 FAX: (910) 754-6439 

*PO Box 2557, Shallotte, NC 28459-2557 . (H) (910) 754-6439 

Armstrong, Edward P. [Ed] (Sarah) {RM} Email: e.arms@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*2418 Turtle Bay Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-7313 (H) (252) 633-3465 

Armstrong, III, R. Martin [Martin] (Eleanor) {FE} Email: x4x5p6kn@coastalnet.com 
(NB) Dover-Clarks -07110 

PO Box 188, Dover, NC 28526-0188 (O) (252) 523-9938 

*PO Box 188, Dover, NC 28526-0188 (H) (252) 523-9938 

Arthurs, Jeffrey D. [Jeff] (Kayne) {FE} Email: arthurs@gloryroad.net 

(DU) Flat Rock - 02591 

(O) (252) 492-0976 

*3280 Satterwhite Point Rd, Henderson, NC 27536-6253 (H) (252) 438-3360 

Auman, James A. [Jim] {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

(O) (336) 697-0444 

*2400 Freeman Mill Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406-3912 (H) (336) 273-3981 

Aycock, John D. [John] (Fran) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 157, Rowland, NC 28383-0157 (H) (910) 422-3156 

Aydlett, Jr., W. Christopher [Chris] (Angie) {FE} Email: aydlettc@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Hawkins-Tabor - 10110 

*16976 Justice Branch Rd, Littleton, NC 27850-9669 (H) (252) 586-3993 

Bailey, James E. [Jim] (Caren C.) {FE} 
(RM) Norlina - 10491 

PO Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563-0356 (O) (252) 456-2606 

*PO Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563-0356 (H) (252) 456-3150 



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Bailey, James H. [Jim] (Helen) {FE} Email: dr.jimbailey@juno.com 

(RA) Highland - 08381 FAX: (919) 787-4251 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3143 (O) (919) 787-4240 

3021 Sylvania Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607-3029 (H) (919) 787-4810 

Baird, Jr., L. William [Bill] (Brenda) {OF} 
(BU) Saint Lukes -01411 

*752 Greenwood Dr, Burlington, NC 27217-7996 (O) (336) 584-0648 

1114 Greenwood Dr, Burlington, NC 27217-8003 (H) (336) 584-7390 

Baker, Gerald Kevin [Kevin] (Denise) {FE} Email: kbaker@interpath.com 

(DU) Reconciliation - Assoc. - 02571 

(O) (919) 484-0600 

*1712 Kirkwood Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 471-1084 

Baker, M. Randall [Randall] (Freda) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*1300 Airlee Ave, Kinston, NC 28504-2042 (H) (252) 527-4814 

Baldridge, Robert L. [Bob] (Janice) {RM} Email: robertlb@mindspring.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*P O Box 1119, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-1119 (H) (828) 456-7587 

Baldwin, Sr., Richard C. [Richard] (Kay) {LP} 
(Wl) Mishop Springs - 12351 

*48 Augusta Dr, Yaupon Beach, NC 28461 (O) (910) 278-9388 

2756 Pine Log Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472 (H) (910) 640-2783 

Ballance, Bernice Mae [Bernice] {DM} 
(FA) Retired Deaconness 

*PO Box 247, Lillinqton, NC 27546-0247 (H) (910) 893-5534 

Bame, Robert L. [Bob] (Helen) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

(O) (919) 734-2965 

*PO Box 569, Pikeville, NC 27863-0569 (H) (919) 242-5631 

Bandy, Robert {IS} Email: rbandy@esn.net 

(GO) Friendship-Unity -05110 

(O) (252) 735-8012 

*402 Green Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (H) (919) 778-6119 

Banks, David A. [David] (Jerri M.) {FE} Email: dabanks@mail.clis.com 

(NB) Saint Peters - 07251 FAX: (252) 726-2175 

111 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557-2528 (O) (252) 726-2175 

M905 Holly Ln, Morehead City, NC 28557-2685 (H) (252) 726-0491 

Barbee, William Lee [Bill] (Myrtie) {ROE} 
(GR) Hobgood - 06160 

*PO Box 545, Macclesfield, NC 27852-0545 (H) (252) 827-5997 

Barber, Morris L. [Morris] (Leoma) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*156 Will Rd., Eagle Springs, NC 27242 (H) (910) 948-2283 

Barber, Wilson Edward [Eddie] (Jane) {FE} 
(RA) Disability Leave 

*PO Box 4931, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-4931 (H) (252) 354-5635 

Barbour, Berry O. [Berry] (Dixie) {FE} 
(Wl) Whiteville - 12341 

902 Pinckney St, Whiteville, NC 28472-2644 (O) (910) 642-3376 

*410 Edgewood Cir, Whiteville, NC 28472-3636 (H) (910) 642-3775 

Barfield, W. Clark [Clark] {FE} 
(GR) Pink Hill-Beulaville - 06270 

*PO Box 25, Pink Hill. NC 28572-0025 (H) (252) 568-3271 

Barrett, Troy J. [Troy] (Robbie) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*104 Twin Oaks PI, Cary, NC 27511-5566 (H) (919) 467-4488 

Barrineau, H. Phillip [Phillip] {FE} 

(RO) EXT.MIN. - Assoc. Dean, Stud./Career Serv., St. Andrews Pres.Coll 

12761 Blues Farm Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (H) (910) 277-7558 



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Bass, Jr., Everette F. [Chip] (Nancy) {LP} 
(RO) Asbury - 09221 

*3645 Kale Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358-7706 (H) (910) 618-0122 

Bass, Sr., Walton N. [Walt] (Emma Deane) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2021 Walnut St, Durham, NC 27705-3279 (H) (919) 286-3545 

Bates, Sally Glenn [Sally] {FE} 

(RA) Hayes Barton - Associate - 08371 FAX: (919) 832-4029 

*PO Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628-6088 (O) (919) 832-6435 

750-304 Washington St., Raleigh, NC 27605 (H) (919) 821-3124 

Bauman, Robert J. [Bob] (Kelley) {FE} Email: bbauman@mail.wilmington.net 

(Wl) Grace - 12381 FAX: (910) 762-1905 

*401 Grace St., Wilmington, NC 28401-4024 (O) (910) 763-5197 

402 Wayne Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403 (H) (910) 762-6409 

Beane, Kenneth E. [Ken] (Margaret) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*532 Rock Canyon Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-3275 (H) (910) 867-5412 

Beck, David Jack [David] (Charline) {PM} 
(SA) Biscoe-Bascom's Chapel -11030 

203 Church St., Biscoe, NC 27209-0088 (O) (910) 428-1008 

*P O Box 88, Biscoe, NC 27209-0088 (H) (910) 428-4862 

Bedsworth, Ellis J. [Ellis] (Betty) {RM} 
(NB) Marshallberg - Smyrna - 07210 
*PO Box 66, Marshallberg, NC 28553-0066 

PO Box 66, Marshallberg, NC 28553-0066 (H) (252) 729-2261 

Beeson, Jr., Gilbert W. [Gil] (Barbara) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Past.Couns., Fayetteville Fam.Life Ctr FAX: (910) 484-5781 

114 Highland Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5306 (O) (910) 484-0176 

*6001 Poland Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28314-0952 (H) (910) 868-9263 

Belcher, Carl Dean [Carl] (Terry Dale) {FE} Email: scamper@visionet.org 

(BU) New Sharon -01371 

(O) (919) 732-5144 

*1601 New Sharon Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8800 ... (H) (919) 732-4243 
Belec, J. Peter [Peter] {OE} 
(RM) Roanoke - 10390 

P O Box 228, Weldon, NC 27890 (O) (252) 536-3494 

*312 Woodlawn Avenue, Weldon, NC 27890 (H) (252) 536-5596 

Bell, James Douglas [Jim] (Melody) {FE} 
(Wl) Hampstead - 12151 

*15395 Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443 (O) (910) 270-4648 

821 Soundview Dr, Hampstead, NC 28443-2111 (H) (910) 270-3464 

Bender, Mary Ellen [Mary Ellen] {LP} 
(SA) Cool Springs - 11501 

2420 Cool Springs Rd., Carthage, NC 28327 (H) (910) 464-6187 

Benfield, Jack M. [Jack] (Jane) {FE} Email: benfield@mail.icomnet.com 

(GR) Westminster -06211 

*PO Box 1007, Kinston, NC 28503-1007 (O) (252) 522-3334 

1214 Stockton Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-2163 (H) (252) 522-1248 

Benjamin, Shane Mario [Shane] (Sherry) {PM} Email: shaneben@juno.com 

(DU) Good Shepherd - 02201 FAX: (919) 471-7050 

3324 Wake Forest Hwy., Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-8516 

*6312 Whitt Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1545 (H) (919) 471-7050 

Benson, Ann Giles [Ann Giles] (Donald) {FE} 
(RO) Roberdell -09411 

*141 Bear Branch Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379-7943 (H) (910) 895-5698 

Benson, David C. [David] (Cathy C.) {FE} 
(SA) Aberdeen: Page Memorial - 11011 

*PO Box 695, Aberdeen, NC 28315-0695 (O) (910) 944-1093 

608 Wilder Ave., Aberdeen, NC 28315-1931 (H) (910) 944-1595 



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Bergland, John K. [John] (Barbara) {RM} Email: bbkfarms@intrstar.net 

(FA) Retired Minister -04191 

*Rt 1 Box 2B, Roseboro, NC 28382-9701 (H) (910) 531-3485 

Bergland, Robert E. [Bob] (Ellen) {FE} Email: reberg@intrstar.net 

(Wl) Elizabethtown: Trinity - 12271 FAX: (910) 862-5351 

*PO Box 336, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-0336 (O) (910) 862-3706 

2106 2nd Ave. Elizabethtown, NC 28337-9541 (H) (910) 862-3654 

Best, Nancy R. [Nancy Ruth] {FE} Email: chap123@gte.net 

(DU) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital FAX: (919) 470-7379 

3643 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704-2702 (O) (919) 470-8313 

*3308 Bahama Rd, Rouqemont, NC 27572-9450 (H) (919) 471-3910 

Biddle, Margaret Anne [Margaret Anne] {DM} 

(RA) Diaconal Minister - Child Care Cons.,MHC FAX: (919) 821-5218 

*PO Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605-0917 (O) (919) 828-0345 

5850 Branchwood Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 878-5428 

Bideaux, Rene O. [Rene] (Rebecca) {RM} Email: rbideaux@primeline.com 

(BU) Retired Minister FAX: (828) 452-3982 

*699 Golf Course Rd, Waynesville, NC 28786-2630 (H) (828) 452-5455 

Billups, Douglas W. [Doug] (Kat) {LP} Email: d.billups2@juno.com 

(RM) Bethlehem-York - 10230 

(0)(252) 445-5113 

*339 Taylor St, Enfield, NC 27823-1539 (H) (252) 445-4187 

Bingham, William Allen [Allen] (Cindy) {FE} Email: wabingham@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Swansboro - Associate - 07431 FAX: (910) 326-5748 

*665 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584-0847 (O) (910) 326-4822 

836 S Dogwood Ln, Swansboro, NC 28584-8719 (H) (910) 326-1236 

Bissett, Jay W. [Jay] (Monica) {SP} 
(BU) Chestnut Ridge -01161 

*3521 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd, Efland, NC 27243-9721 (H) (919) 563-5108 

Bissette, Lester C. [Lester] (Catherine) {RM} 
(GR) Edwards Chapel - 06081 

*PO Box 937, Bailey, NC 27807-0937 (H) (252) 235-5824 

Bizzell, Jr., Henry A. [Henry] (Grace (Deceased)) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*203 S Church St, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7515 (H) (910) 594-0431 

Black, Bobby C. [Bobby] (Marybel) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*7017 Windham Pkwy, Prospect, KY 40059 (H) (502) 228-6075 

Blackburn, Jr., Harold Dean [Dean] {PM} 
(BU) Leave of Absence 

4528 Angier Ave, Durham, NC 27703-5806 (O) (919) 596-7907 

*P O Box 935, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 967-4137 

Blackburn, Linwood E. [Linwood] (Polly (Deceased)) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister FAX: (252) 237-0699 

PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423 (O) (252) 237-6121 

*102 Brentwood Dr N, Wilson, NC 27893-1808 (H) (252) 237-5518 

Blanchard, Diane M. C. [Diane] {FE} Email: carletonduke@juno.com 

(DU) Banks-Grove Hill - 02040 FAX: (919) 528-2423 

*2632 Hwy 96, Franklinton, NC 27525 (H) (919) 528-2423 

Blanchard, George F. [George] (Lillian) {FE} Email: franklinb@earthlink.net 

(SA) Disability Leave 

*Rr 1 Box 333WW, Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9720 (H) (910) 486-8756 

Blanchard, Randy Coy [Randy] {FE} 
(BU) Bethel -01021 

6364 Snow Camp Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9161 (O) (336) 376-9798 

*6040 Snow Camp Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9158 (H) (336) 376-6237 

Blankenhorn, Richard R. [Dick] (May) {RM} 

(DU) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 1012, Misenheimer, NC 28109-1012 (H) (704) 463-1302 



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Bledsoe, Lisa Creech [Lisa] (Lance) {FE} 
(BU) Evergreen - 01221 

11098 US 15-501 S., Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6009 (O) (919) 968-0198 

*75 Chatham Dr, Chapel Hill. NC 27516 (H) (919) 942-2199 

Blue, Henry Lee [Henry] (Bessie) {LP} 

(RO) Fletcher's Chap.-St. Peter - 09100 FAX: (910) 875-7256 

119 W Elwood Ave, Raeford, NC 28376-2801 (O) (910) 875-2121 

*5102 Laurinburq Rd, Raeford, NC 28376-7277 (H) (910) 875-4675 

Blue, John Robert [John] (Linda) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

(O) (352) 372-8523 

*4315 NW 60th Terrace, Gainesville, FL 32606 (H) (352) 376-3856 

Bogie, Edward F. [Ed] (Ruth) {FE} 
(DU) Glendale Heights - 02191 

908 Leon St, Durham, NC 27704-4130 (O) (919) 220-6138 

M410 David St. Durham, NC 27704-1437 (H) (919) 477-5270 

Bone, Jesse V. [Jesse] (Mary) {FE} 

(GR) Salem - 06301 FAX: (252) 752-3192 

*P O Box 218, Simpson, NC 27879-0218 (O) (252) 752-1273 

1011 Milbrook Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (252) 752-7405 

Boone, Sidney G. [Sidney] (Katherine) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 411, Nashville, NC 27856-0411 (H) (252) 459-7758 

Bostian, Jr., David Eugene [David] (Bobbi) {SP} Email: orangeumc@juno.com 

(BU) Orange - Associate - 01141 FAX: (919) 942-2825 

*1220 Airport Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 942-2825 

127 Essex Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 968-0518 

Bostick, Joseph K. [Joe] (Julia) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*806 Faircloth St, Raleigh, NC 27607-4014 (H) (919) 834-0814 

Bowden, Jr., R. Lawrence [Larry] (Julia) {FE} Email: rlbowden@aol.com 

(DU) Pleasant Green - 02251 

*3005 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham, NC 27705-7134 (O) (919) 383-2339 

5532 Jomali Dr, Durham, NC 27705-8392 (H) (919) 383-1397 

Bowman, Daniel D. [Dan] (Dolores) {RM} 
(RM) Seaboard - Associate - 10330 

*PO Box 23, Milwaukee, NC 27854-0023 (H) (252) 585-1306 

Bowman, John M. [John] (Fayette) {AM} 
(RM) Milwaukee - 10160 

*PO Box 177, Milwaukee, NC 27854-0177 (H) (252) 585-1010 

Boyette, Lynwood C. [Lynwood] (Louise) {FE} 
(RA) Bunn-Hill King - 08030 

(O) (919) 496-2437 

*P O Box 142, Bunn, NC 27508-0142 (H) (919) 496-5655 

Boykin, William Alton [Bill] (Teresa) {FE} 
(FA) Stedman:Cokesbury - 04471 

(O) (910) 483-5056 

*PO Box 280, Stedman. NC 28391-0280 '.'.. (H) (910) 485-4349 

Bradshaw, Francis C. [Brad] (Sue) {FE} 
(EC) Kitty Hawk -03181 

*P O Box 900, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (O) (252) 261-2062 

803 W Kitty Hawk Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4237 (H) (252) 261-2707 

Brady, William H. [Herman] (Ruth) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*211-D Blake Blvd. Pinehurst, NC 28374 (H) (910) 215-9719 

Branch, Johnny H. [Johnny] (Susan) {FE} 

(DU) Aldersgate - 02091 FAX: (919) 477-9037 

*1714 Bivins Rd, Durham, NC 27712-2072 (O) (919) 477-0509 

1818 Grande Oaks Rd, Durham, NC 27712-2046 (H) (919) 477-0068 



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Braswell, Kermit L. [Kermit] (Alice) {FE} Email: kbraswell@nccumc.org 

(RA) Raleigh District Super FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 834-5100 

6201 Godfrey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612-6717 (H) (919) 787-4660 

Braswell, William E. [Bill] (Patricia) {FE} 

(FA) Haymount - 04191 FAX: (910) 484-9805 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-6800 (O) (910) 484-0181 

1450 Pine Valley Loop, Favetteville, NC 28305-5217 (H) (910) 486-0838 

Broadwell, A. Ray [Ray] (Melissa) {FE} Email: broadwell@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Swansboro - 07431 FAX: (910) 326-5748 

*665 W. Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC 28584-0847 (O) (910) 326-4822 

613 Russell St. Swansboro, NC 28584-8488 (H) (910) 326-4373 

Bronson, Gregory [Greg] {FL} 
(RM) Clark St. Ministry - 11451 

737 Clark St., Rocky Mount, NC 27801 (O) (252) 972-3120 

V78-B Tiffany Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (H) (252) 446-1990 

Brooks, E. Ray [Ray] (Sue) {FE} Email: jwesley@uncp.campus.mci.net 

(RO) Pembroke: First - 09341 

*100 Breece St, Pembroke, NC 28372-9659 (O) (910) 521-8197 

727 Brookfield St., Pembroke, NC 28372-9401 (H) (910) 521-9041 

Brooks, Rex Eugene [Rex] (Carolyn) {FE} 
(EC) Edenton -03101 

*P O Box 37, Edenton, NC 27932 (O) (252) 482-3269 

1101 W Queen St, Edenton, NC 27932-1620 (H) (252) 482-2289 

Brown, James C. P. [James] (Martha) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*380 Swoope Dr, Southern Pines, NC 28387-2735 (H) (910) 695-0767 

Brown, James Stanley [Stan] (Christa) {FE} Email: brostan@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Oriental - 07331 

*PO Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571-0070 (O) (252) 249-0213 

PO Box 949, Oriental, NC 28571-0949 (H) (252) 249-0229 

Brown, Philip Sherman [Phil] (Carol) {FE} 

(SA) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Penick Mem. Home, So. Pines .... FAX: (910) 692-8287 

*PO Box 2001, Southern Pines, NC 28388-2001 (O) (910) 692-0300 

667 Shady Grove Rd, Carthage, NC 28327-6919 (H) (910) 949-2148 

Brown, Ralph A. [Ralph] (Jeannie) {FE} Email: faith@cconnect.net 

(NB) Faith - 07291 FAX: (252) 636-2517 

*4171 US Highway 17 S, New Bern, NC 28562-8304 (O) (252) 633-6826 

1645 Holland Rd., Greenville, NC 27834 (H) (252) 637-5478 

Brown, Samuel H. [Sam] (Beverly) {RM} Email: beumb@mindspring.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*1809 Lynn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6822 (H) (919) 676-8597 

Brown, III, Vernon W. [Vernon] (Mary Anne) {FE} 
(NB) Leave of Absence 

*664 Westwood Ct, Swansboro, NC 28584-8677 (H) (910) 326-5405 

Brown, Wesley Freeland [Wes] (Jane) {FE} Email: wbrown@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc.Dean.External Relations, Duke Div.Sch. FAX: (919) 660-3405 

*PO Box 90966, Durham, NC 27708-0966 (O) (919) 660-3456 

25 Falling Water Dr, Durham, NC 27713-7729 (H) (919) 490-1339 

Browning, Paul C. [Paul] (Winnie) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*727 Downalong Dr., Ravenswood, WV 26164 (H) (304) 273-3635 

Brownlee, David E. [David] (Irene) {FE} Email: brownlee@interpath.com 

(RA) Fuguay-Varina - 08151 FAX: (919) 557-1567 

*402 N Main St, Fuguay Varina, NC 27526-1940 (O) (919) 552-4331 

806 E Academy St, Fuguay Varina, NC 27526-2352 (H) (919) 552-2700 

Brunson, Jesse [Jesse] (Doris) {FE} 

(FA) John Wesley - 04201 FAX: (910) 483-2727 

616 Cumberland St., Fayetteville, NC 28301 (O) (910) 483-5052 

*3212 McChoen Dr., Favetteville, NC 28301-3042 (H) (910) 822-2984 



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Bryan, Harriet J. [Harriet] {OE} 
(RA) St. Andrews - 08171 

*1201 Maxwell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-4266 (O) (919) 772-4410 

4000 Brothwell Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606 (H) (919) 854-2702 

Bryan, James L. [Jerry] (Margaret) {RM} Email: jlbryan@nccumc.org 

(BU) Retired Minister 

P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (336) 376-6317 

*741 Kennette Dr., Graham, NC 27253 (H) (336) 376-1123 

Bryant, Charles V. [Charles] (Wanda) {RM} Email: cbryant@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*327 Wiggins Point Rd, Oriental, NC 28571-9251 (H) (252) 249-1669 

Bryant, Juanita [Juanita] {DM} 

(BU) Diaconal Minister - S.Co.Dir., Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc. 

234 NE 5th Terr., Delray Beach, FL 33444 (H) (561) 279-2116 

Bryant, Terry A. [Terry] (Linda) {FE} Email: bryants@wave-net.net 

(SA) Jonesboro - 11331 

*PO Box 2576, Sanford, NC 27331-2576 (O) (919) 775-7023 

625 Spottswood Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-3430 (H) (919) 775-2616 

Buckingham, Kenneth R. [Ken] (Linda) {SP} Email: ldbuck@msn.com 

(DU) Andrews Chapel - 02021 

6702 Leesville Rd, Durham, NC 27703 

*6323 Leesville Rd, Durham, NC 27703 (H) (919) 596-5232 

Buckley, Betty Ann [Betty Ann] {DM} Email: buckleyba@juno.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister-Highland FAX: (919) 787-4251 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 (O) (919) 787-4240 

621 Macon Place, Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 783-8714 

Buckley, John [Jack] (Shirley) {AF} Email: alphajb@juno.com 

(RA) Affiliate Mbr - (W.PA) FAX: (919) 783-8747 

(O) (919) 783-8714 

621 Macon PI, Raleigh, NC 27609-5649 (H) (919) 783-8714 

Budzinski, William Marvin [Bud] (Lori) {PM} Email: friartuc@gloryroad.net 

(DU) Plank Chapel -02611 

(O) (252) 492-1919 

*1785 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell, NC 27544 (H) (252) 438-6080 

Buffaloe, Janet Kennedy [Janet] (Bill) {FE} 
(RO) Pee Dee - 09451 

201 Northam Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379 (O) (910) 895-2148 

*201 Northam Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-2943 (H) (910) 895-4516 

Bundy, Robert F. [Bob] (Inez) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*118 Pinesage Dr, West End, NC 27376-9775 (H) (910) 295-9276 

Bunn, Paul G. [Paul] (Dot) {RM} Email: paulgraysonbunn@juno.com 

(RO) Retired Minister 

*301 Hylan Ave., Hamlet, NC 28345-2427 (H) (910) 582-0794 

Burgess, Roy O. [Roy] (Gladys E.) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 137, Atlantic, NC 28511-0137 (H) (252) 225-5431 

Burns, Jr., Donald E. [Don] (Sandra S.) {LP} 
(SA) Sandhills Circuit - 11350 

(O) (910) 673-3756 

*P O Box 221, Jackson Springs, NC 27281 (H) (910) 673-1991 

Burns, William A. [William] (Monica) {SP} 
(DU) Marrow's Chapel - 02381 

*P O Box 69, Stovall, NC 27582-0069 (H) (919) 690-1016 

Burnside, Jr., Hobart W. [Hobie] (Mary Jane) {FE} 
(RO) Caledonia - 09041 

15201 Barnes Bridge Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352-1336 (O) (910) 276-4741 

*1168 Johns Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352-1336 (H) (910) 276-6858 



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Burrus, M. Dwight [Dwight] (Deborah) {IS} 
(EC) Shiloh - 03331 

*P O Box 652, Stumpy Point, NC 27978 (O) (252) 473-5108 

PO Box 640, Hatteras, NC 27943-0640 (H) (252) 986-2679 

Butner, III, Rufus Ernest [Rufus] (Lucia) {FE} 
(BU) Cobb Circuit -01170 

*6258 Park Springs Rd, Pelham, NC 27311-8843 (H) (336) 388-2489 

Butson, John D. [John] (Shari) {FE} Email: jdbutson@yahoo.com 

(RM) Conway - 10031 

*P O Box 326, Conway, NC 27820-0326 (H) (252) 585-1984 

Byers, II, Leonard C. [Len] (Denise) {FE} 

(BU) EXTMIN - Director, Pastoral Care, Cleveland Reg. Medical Ctr 

201 Grover St., Shelby, NC 28150 (O) (704) 487-3855 

*804 Churchill Dr, Shelby, NC 28150-6006 (H) (704) 484-1620 

Byram, Roberta Gail [Roberta] (Tim) {LP} Email: rbsales@ipass.net 

(RA) Holland's - Associate - 08191 FAX: (919) 510-8893 

5114 Bur Oak Cir., Raleigh, NC 27612 (O) (919) 510-8892 

*10008 Wynqate Ridge Dr, Raleigh, NC 27613 (H) (919) 783-9875 

Byrd, Jr., Albert DeWitt [AD] (Rose) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 427, Calypso, NC 28325-0427 (H) (919) 658-4463 

Byrd, Douglas L. [Douglas] (Carolyn) {FE} Email: dlbyrd@nccumc.org 

(RA) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., UM Foundation Inc FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 836-0029 

4909 Deer Garden Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606-4336 (H) (919) 851-1595 

Byrd, Nathan H. [Nathan] (Jackie) {FE} 
(BU) Disability Leave 

*PO Box 1868, Banner Elk, NC 28604-1868 (H) (828) 898-6687 

Cameron, Angus McKay [Angus] (Kay) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*459 Romine Pike Rd, Siler City, NC 27344-6697 (H) (919) 742-2567 

Cameron, Hugh H. [Hugh] (Maryella) {FE} 
(RA) Benson Memorial - 08331 

4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-5802 (O) (919) 787-0789 

*3004 Walton Heath Ct, Raleigh, NC 27612-6370 (H) (919) 787-1735 

Campbell, Curtis W. [Curtis] (Lori) {FE} 
(Wl) Wesleyan Chapel - 12321 

*10255 US Highway 17N, Wilmington, NC 28405-6855 (O) (910) 686-4041 

204 Gun Raven Ln, Wilmington, NC 28405-8329 (H) (910) 686-5024 

Campbell, Dennis Marion[Dennis](Leesa){FE} Email:dennis_campbell@woodberry.org 
(DU) EXTMIN - Headmaster, Woodberry Forest School, VA . . FAX: (540) 672-9254 

'Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 (O) (540) 672-6000 

The Residence, Woodberry Forest Sch., Woodberry Forest, VA 22989 

Capps, Clingman C. [Cling] (Pat) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

2616 Erwin Rd., Rm 325, Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 384-9294 

*2101 Richardson Dr, Reidsville, NC 27320-5910 (H) (336) 349-2617 

Carden, Billy M. [Billy] (Peggy) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*133 Tanqlewood Shores Rd., Semora, NC 27343 (H) (336) 599-8716 

Carlson, Cathy [Cathy] {AF} Email: communimedia@juno.com 

(DU) Affiliate Mbr - (LA) FAX: (919) 956-7797 

(O) (919) 286-7351 

1025 W Markham Ave, Durham, NC 27701-1528 

Carpenter, Jr., Robert L. [Bob] (Judy) {FE} 

(NB) Cedar Island-Sea Level - 07090 

*POBox 599, 2943 Cedar Is.Rd., Cedar Island, NC 28520-0599 . (H) (252) 225-1141 



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Carpenter, Zella Sparks [Zella] (Ray Douglas) {FE} 
(RM) Black Creek-Lucama - 10150 

(O) (252) 237-7451 

*P O Box 278, Black Creek, NC 27813-0278 (H) (252) 239-0542 

Carson, W. Eric [Eric] (Melissa) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*3208 Craven Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-6916 (H) (919) 782-7289 

Carter, III, G. Rosser [Ross] (Sarah) {PM} Email: carter@netpath.net 

(BU) Center -01511 

*9203 Center Church Rd, Snow Camp, NC 27349-9701 (H) (336) 376-8032 

Carter, Sr., Theodore V. [Ted] (Bertha) {FE} 
(RA) Cokesbury - 08341 

*PO Box 14047, Raleigh, NC 27620-4047 (O) (919) 231-6277 

3004 Little John Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-4234 (H) (919) 231-8589 

Cash, Warren S. [Warren] (Rose) {AM} Email: wcash@williamstonnc.com 

(GR) Holly Springs -06171 

19621 US Hwy 64, Williamston, NC 27892 (O) (252) 792-3617 

'19591 US Highway 64, Williamston, NC 27892-9104 (H) (252) 792-6105 

Casteel, Joseph W. [Joe] (Wanda) {FE} Email: jcast60@pinehurst.net 

(SA) Pleasant Hill-Mt.Carmel - 11300 FAX: (910) 464-3501 

1535 N Moore Rd, Robbins, NC 27325-8259 (O) (910) 464-3501 

*1595 N Moore Rd, Robbins, NC 27325-8259 (H) (910) 464-3644 

Castle, Steve [Steve] (Patti) {OD} 
(EC) Woodland -03401 

*189 Woodland Church Rd, Hertford, NC 27944-0189 (H) (252) 264-3679 

Cauley, Marty Jeffrey [Marty] (Julie) {PM} Email: consumedbythecall@juno.com 

(BU) Lebanon-Carr -01320 

6101 Lebanon Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 (O) (919) 563-9883 

*5716 Lebanon Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-8818 (H) (919) 563-6063 

Caviness, Jr., James W. [James] (Jackie) {AM} 
(FA) Union - 04491 

(O) (910) 893-3847 

*1075 Kramer Rd., Lillington, NC 27546-9640 (H) (910) 893-3789 

Cecil, J. Harley [Harley] (Jo Ann) {AF} Email: jhcecil@aol.com 

(DU) Affiliate Mbr - (WNC) 

602 18th St., Butner, NC 27509 (H) (919) 575-4058 

Chaffin, J. Claude [Claude] (Lucille) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*556 Jonah Rd, Glendon, NC 27325-7301 (H) (910) 464-3587 

Chance, Dorathy {IS} 
(RA) Calvary - 08041 

*912 Albany Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615 (H) (919) 845-4655 

Chandler, Daniel Ross [Daniel] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Vis.Scholar, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, IL 

*PO Box 953, Evanston, IL 60204-0953 (H) (847) 492-1918 

Chandler, George P. [Pat] (Tona) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Prof., Columbia College, Columbia SC 

Religion Dept, Columbia College, Columbia, SC 29203 (O) (803) 786-3755 

*2455 Myrtle Beach Hwy, Sumter, SC 29153-8939 (H) (803) 495-3805 

Chandler, Larry Michael [Larry] (Beverly) {LP} Email: revlarry@nconline.com 

(RO) Collins Chapel - 09051 

*347 Sunrise Dr, Pembroke, NC 28372 (H) (910) 521-0832 

Cheasty-Miller, Patrice A. [Patrice] (Gary) {FE} 
(DU) Duke's Chapel -02171 

*807 Old Oxford Rd, Durham, NC 27704-2213 (O) (919) 220-1056 

513 Hardscrabble Dr, Hillsborough, NC 27278-9767 (H) (919) 471-5055 

Check, John Michael [John] (Sheryl) {FE} 
(RM) St. Paul - 10301 

*PO Box 7187, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0187 (O) (252) 443-3468 

225 Mayfair Dr., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 . . . (H) (252) 451-9350 



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Cheek, W. Hoyt [Hoyt] (Helen) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*1268 Basstown Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-7688 (H) (910) 564-2713 

Cheezem, Clyde B. [Clyde] (Sherry) {RM} 
(NB) Salter Path - 07391 

P O Box 70, Salter Path, NC 28575-0070 (O) (252) 247-3253 

*205 S. 14th St., Morehead City, NC 28557-6316 

Cherry, Corbin L. [Corbin] (Beverley) {FE} 
(EC) EXTMIN - Chaplain, VA Medical Ctr. 

(O) (415) 221-4810 

*245 Morninqsun Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3503 (H) (415) 388-8221 

Cheyney, Stephen R. [Steve] (Bridgett) {PM} Email: umyf@aol.com 

(BU) Cedar Grove - 01111 FAX: (919) 732-8405 

*P O Box 56, Cedar Grove, NC 27231 (O) (919) 732-1406 

5111 Efland-Cedar Gr.Rd., Cedar Grove, NC 27231 (H) (919) 732-8405 

Chou, Lily Ker [Lily] (Leland Li-Chung Chou) {LP} 
(BU) Davis Street - Assoc. - 01041 

*606 E. Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215-5922 (O) (336) 227-3784 

1907 Hawthorne Lane, Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (336) 229-6835 

Chrismon, Sr., Harold M. [Pete] (Jackie) {RM} 
(FA) Cokesbury - 04071 

16678 River Rd, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (O) (919) 552-1059 

*1410 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27502-1538 (H) (919) 362-1430 

Christian, Robert S. [Robert] (Kathryn) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Prof., Methodist College FAX: (910) 630-2356 

'Methodist College, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7071 

319 Kenwood Dr, Favetteville, NC 28311-1325 (H) (910) 488-8944 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy Allene [Kathy] (Van) {FE} Email: kdickens@annap.infi.net 

(NB) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Anne Arundel Hosp. 

Arundel Med.Ctr.Sp.Care Dept, Annapolis, MD 21401 (O) (410) 267-1308 

*11 Phythian Rd., #C. Annapolis, MP 21402 (H) (410) 295-9338 

Clarke, Holt A. [Holt] {SP} Email: hal1@acpub.duke.edu 

(RM) Red Oak - 10230 

*PO Box 66, Red Oak, NC 27868-0066 (H) (252) 443-9549 

Clarke, W. Thomas [Tom] (Alexanne) {FE} 
(EC) Disability Leave 

*P O Box 754, Wanchese, NC 27981 (H) (252) 473-4524 

Clayton, Richard T. [Rick] (Joy) {FE} Email: ricclay@ibm.net 

(RA) Cary: St. Francis - 08081 

*2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 362-1666 

109 Piperwood Dr, Cary, NC 27511 (H) (919) 467-9881 

Clayton, William Mark [Mark] (Kim) {SP} 
(RM) Jerusalem - 10471 

*P O Box 355, Norlina, NC 27563 (H) (252) 456-2231 

Clements, William E. [Bill] (Dorothy) {FE} Email: wclements1@juno.com 

(EC) Gatesville - 03140 

(O) (252) 357-1180 

*P O Box 43, Gatesville, NC 27938-0043 (H) (252) 357-0354 

Clift, David S. [David] (Libby) {FE} 

(EC) Duck - 03091 FAX: (252) 261-2517 

*PO Box 8010, Duck, NC 27949-8010 (O) (252) 261-1525 

163 Bavberry Trl, Southern Shores, NC 27949-3112 (H) (252) 261-3813 

Cline, John M. [John] (Alice) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2713 Wycliff Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3032 (H) (919) 787-2030 

Clyburn, M. Claire [Claire] (Bob Tekely) {FE} Email: mcc@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Snow Hill: Calvary Memorial - 06321 

PO Box 445, Snow Hill, NC 28580-0445 (O) (252) 747-3360 

*109 W Green St., Snow Hill, NC 28580-1431 (H) (252) 747-3723 



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Cobb, Jr., Arnold Gene [Gene] (Jayne) {FE} Email: genecobb@aol.com 

(RM) Winstead - 10421 FAX: (252) 243-9353 

1407 Tarboro St SW, Wilson, NC 27893-3557 (O) (252) 237-3709 

*1719 Waterford Dr., Wilson, NC 27896 (H) (252) 243-6767 

Coffman, Laurie Hays [Laurie] (Stan) {FE} Email: revlhc@juno.com 

(DU) Calvary - 02141 FAX: (919) 220-6055 

*304 E Trinity Ave, Durham, NC 27701-1947 (O) (919) 688-7138 

906 Leon St, Durham, NC 27704-4130 (H) (919) 220-6055 

Coile, James H. [Jim] (Sara) {RM} Email: rsmv11a@prodigy.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*3308 Huntmaster Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-6624 (H) (252) 633-5816 

Cole, Lisa Brown [Lisa] (Billy) {FE} 

(DU) Duke Memorial - Associate - 02161 FAX: (919) 682-3349 

*504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 683-3467 

8 Pedestal Rock La., Durham, NC 27712 . (H) (919) 620-9254 

Collier, Jr., M. Bailey [Tony] (Bette) {FE} Email: tonyandbette@ecsu.campus.mci.net 
(EC) New Hope - 03241 

*Rt 3 Box 338, Hertford, NC 27944-9589 (H) (252) 264-2430 

Collins, Delton {IS} 
(RO) Hickory Grove - 09151 

1181 Lombardy Village Rd, Shannon, NC 28386 (H) (910) 843-2967 

Collins, Sidney Alton [Sid] (Kathryn) {LP} Email: fcollins@intrstar.net 

(FA) Coharie - 04061 

800 Smith St., Clinton, NC 28328 (O) (910) 592-3497 

*709 Beamon St, Clinton, NC 28328-2605 (H) (910) 592-1676 

Collins, Thomas A. [Tom] (Anne) {RM} Email: thomasa.collins@juno.com 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 782-6788 

*1200 Manchester Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5157 (H) (919) 787-2755 

Colon-Emeric, Edgardo A. [Edgardo] (Cathleen) {PM} 
(DU) Durham Hispanic Ministry - 02581 

504 W. Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 682-3759 

*4121 Trevor Cir„ Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 471-9181 

Compton, Stephen Charles [Steve] (Lala) {FE} Email: scompton@nccumc.org 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Congregational Development FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4517 Laurel Hills Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-5422 (H) (919) 781-9354 

Conner, Sandra J. [Rose] {FE} 
(RA) Mt. Zion - 08271 

(O) (919) 772-8415 

*15772 NC 50 W, Garner, NC 27529 (H) (919) 772-0720 

Cook, Charles M. [Chuck] (Glenda) {FE} Email: cmcook@ac.net 

(SA) Trinity - 11441 FAX: (910) 576-1651 

*PO Box 502, Troy, NC 27371-0502 (O) (910) 576-1651 

234 N Russell St, Troy, NC 27371-3030 (H) (910) 572-2300 

Cook, Irving E. [Irving] (Evelyn) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 542, Newport, NC 28570-0542 (H) (252) 223-6025 

Cope, Roger D. [Roger] (Joy) {FE} Email: cn2626@abaco.coastalnet.com 

(GR) Vanceboro - 06361 

PO Box 569, Vanceboro, NC 28586-0569 (O) (252) 244-1088 

*PO Box 86, Vanceboro, NC 28586-0086 (H) (252) 244-0695 

Coppock, Michael {SP} 

(GO) Pine Level-Sanders - 05310 

(O) (919) 989-8283 

*4484 Brogden Rd, Smithfield. NC 27577-9295 (H) (919) 934-7613 

Cottingham, John G. [John] (Anita) {FE}Email: asgchap@email.grafenwoehr.army.mil 

(SA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, U S Army 

*US Army Signal Command, Attn:ASCH(#31), Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-5000 



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Cottingham, III, William T. [Bill] (Jana) {FE} 
(Wl) Southport: Trinity - 12291 

*209 E Nash St, Southport, NC 28461-3935 (O) (910) 457-6633 

201 River Dr, Southport, NC 28461-4107 (H) (910) 457-6341 

Covington, Jr., J. Quinton [Quinton] (Karen) {FE} Email: jqc@juno.com 

(RO) Central - 09171 FAX: (910) 276-9191 

*PO Box 806, Laurinburg, NC 28353-0806 (O) (910) 276-9191 

11280 Lytch Dr, Laurinburq, NC 28352-7275 (H) (910) 276-9191 

Cox, Richard Lewis [Rich] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. VP of Stud. Affairs, Duke Univ FAX: (919) 684-8217 

PO Box 90600, Durham, NC 27708-0600 (O) (919) 684-3254 

*2523 Sevier St, Durham, NC 27705-5818 (H) (919) 493-2305 

Craig, Dwayne [Dwayne] (Regina) {OD} 
(DU) Asbury Temple -02111 

*201 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 688-4578 

5102 Partridge St., Durham, NC 27704 (H) (919) 416-9234 

Craig, Robert B. [Bob] (Glenda) {FL} Email: bcraig2374@aol.com 

(NB) Disability Leave 

*164 Cherokee Drive, Newport News, VA 23602 (H) (757) 886-1524 

Crane, Larry D. [Larry] (Katie) {FE} 
(Wl) Dublin - 12110 

*PO Box 126, Dublin, NC 28332-0126 (H) (910) 862-2421 

Crank, Sr., Stewart Allen [Stew] (Marty) {PM} Email: thecranks@person.net 

(DU) Helena - 02331 

(O) (336) 364-9255 

*216 Helena-Moriah Rd, Timberlake, NC 27583 (H) (336) 364-2199 

Creech, C. McGee [McGee] (Leatrice) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*695 La Grange Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-8579 (H) (919) 778-2272 

Crew, Jr., John Rogers [John] (Blanche) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*311 Lakewood Cir, Greer, SC 29651-7511 (H) (803) 877-1472 

Cribb, Jerry W. [Jerry] (Michele M.) {FE} 
(EC)Ahoskie -03011 

P O Box 665, Ahoskie, NC 27910-0665 (O) (252) 332-2203 

*102 Pembroke Ave S., Ahoskie, NC 27910-2942 (H) (252) 332-3738 

Crotwell, Helen G. [Helen] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*608 Antioch Rd, Cordele, GA 31015-9735 (H) (912) 273-6084 

Crouch, Robert H. [Bob] (Peggie) {LP} Email: crouch@nissan.net 

(SA) Roseland FAX: (910) 673-0615 

*6516 Seven Lakes Village, West End, NC 27376 (O) (910) 673-0611 

#7 Stonesthrow, West End, NC 27376 (H) (910) 673-2821 

Crow, William A [Bill] (Loise) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*325 Midland Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-3315 (H) (910) 692-2182 

Crowder, William R. [Bill] (Edith) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*1121 Eagle Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407-4055 (H) (336) 854-8817 

Crowe, John Marshall [John] (Donna) {FE} Email: jmcrow@nccumc.org 

(RM) Spring Hope - 10360 FAX: (252) 478-3435 

*PO Box 770, Spring Hope, NC 27882-0770 (O) (252) 478-3140 

110 McClean St., Spring Hope, NC 27882 (H) (252) 478-3435 

Crum, John H. [Jack] (Kay) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (252) 586-3435 

*1799 Golf Course Rd, Littleton, NC 27850-9419 

Way's End on Lake Gaston, Littleton, NC 27850 (H) (252) 586-3435 



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Crutchfield, Gilbert W. [Gilbert] (Jessie) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 61-63, Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Culberson, J. Victor [Vic] (Gigi) {SP} 
(RM) Warren - 10500 

*Rr 2 Box 430, Henderson, NC 27536-8902 (H) (252) 492-0771 

Cummings-Woriax, Carolyn [Carolyn] (Frank) {PM} 

(FA) Grace-Trinity - 04160 FAX: (910) 521-4682 

2005 Ireland Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306-2334 (O) (910) 864-0632 

*3821 Madison Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28304-1517 (H) (910) 426-1003 

Cummings, Jimmy F. [Jim] (Dee) {AM} Email: jfloyd@nccumc.org 

(RO) EXTMIN - Associate Director, CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

428 Northbrook Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5618 (H) (919) 783-7464 

Cummings, Simeon F. [Simeon] (Maude) {RM} 
(RO) New Philadelphus - 09311 

*PO Box 725, Pembroke, NC 28372-0725 (H) (910) 521-8164 

Cummings, William Edward [Bill] (Edna) {FE} 
(RO) Mt. Olive Parish - 09250 

*PO Box 3411, Lumberton, NC 28359-3411 (O) (910) 738-7600 

1804 E Elizabethtown Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-3130 (H) (910) 738-5667 

Currin, Douglas Brian [Douglas] (Connie) {FE} 
(SA) Broadway-Morris Chap. -11050 

*PO Box 87, Broadway, NC 27505-0087 (O) (919) 258-3721 

PO Box 218, Broadway, NC 27505-0218 (H) (919) 258-6653 

Curtis, M. Dale [Dale] (Bettsy) {SP} Email: dcurtis@gloryroad.net 

(RM) Bethlehem-Shady Grove - 10460 

*Rr 3 Box 89, Warrenton, NC 27589-9208 (H) (252) 257-4417 

Cuthrell, Billy Boyd [Billy] (Jean) {AM} 
(GR) Leave of Absence 

*1301 Harrington St, Washington, NC 27889-4113 (H) (000) 0NO-FONE 

Cyr, Ronald Dale [Ron] {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Ctr., Kinston 

2415 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28504-3337 (O) (252) 559-5100 

*902 Cameron Dr, Kinston, NC 28504-3337 (H) (252) 523-8709 

Danek, Thomas A. [Tom] (Frankie) {FE} 

(SA) EXTMIN - Admin., Juvenile Div., Admin. Off. of Courts 

(O) (919) 662-4300 

*981 Old Graham Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312 (H) (919) 542-3686 

Daniel, David E. [David] (Ivor) {RM} Email: ded@midland.cc.tx. us 

(RA) Retired Minister - Pres., Midland College FAX: (915) 685-4522 

Pres., Midland College, Midland, TX 79705 (O) (915) 685-4520 

*1307 Castleford Rd, Midland, TX 79705-2826 (H) (915) 682-4252 

Daniel, M. Francis [Francis] (Gail) {FE} Email: divinestmc@nceye.net 

(FA) Divine Street - 04101 FAX: (910) 892-2339 

PO Box 816, Dunn, NC 28335-0816 (O) (910) 892-2339 

*908 W Pearsall St, Dunn, NC 28334-4736 (H) (910) 892-2386 

Daniels, Franklin D. [Frank] (Marjorie) {FE} 
(FA) Wesley-Black's Chapel - 04500 

*3741 Fayetteville Hwy, Dunn, NC 28334-1693 (H) (910) 567-5470 

Daniels, James Harold [J. H] (Frances) {OF} 
(EC) Tyrrell - 03360 

(O) (252) 796-1664 

*PO Box 168, Columbia, NC 27925-0168 (H) (252) 796-4441 

Davenport, Kenneth Leroy [Ken] (Rosie) {SP} 
(GR) Jamesville -06190 

*P O Box 99, Jamesville, NC 27846-0099 (O) (252) 792-3830 

338 The Ln, Wanchese, NC 27981-9559 (H) (252) 473-5557 



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Davenport, Laura S. [Laura] {DM} 
(RM) Retired Diaconal Min. 

*109 Whitehead Ave NE, Wilson, NC 27893-3713 (H) (252) 243-3653 

Davidson, Barney L. [Barney] (Donna) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*519 S Harrison Ave, Cary, NC 27511-3250 (H) (919) 481-1022 

Davis, Donnie G. [Donnie] (Barbara) {AM} 
(RO) Disability Leave 

*239 Bowers Ln, Ellerbe, NC 28338-9305 (H) (910) 652-2707 

Davis, Eldrick R. [Eldrick] (Rematha L) {FE} 
(FA) Harry Hosier -04171 

*6201 Milford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-2639 (O) (910) 864-6019 

690 Marble Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1924 (H) (910) 822-4607 

Davis, G. Derik [Derik] {LP} 
(GO) Zion - 05441 

*1727 Zion Church Rd, Mt. Olive, NC 28365-9051 (H) (919) 658-6191 

Davis, Gerry G. [Gerry] {FE} Email: gerrydavis@mindspring.com 

(RA) Ebenezer - 081 1 1 

*5012 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-5314 (H) (919) 779-0515 

Davis, H. Charles [Charles] (Anne) {RM} Email: hcdavis007@aol.com 

(RM) Retired Minister 

*3417 Winstead Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (H) (252) 937-6099 

Davis, Herman Fred [Fred] (Polly) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 955, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-0955 (H) (910) 862-8460 

Davis, Jefferson W. [Jeff] (Jean) {RL} 
(SA) Retired Local Pastor 

*PO Box 192, Lemon Springs, NC 28355-0192 (H) (919) 776-3047 

Davis, Michael A. [Mike] (Karen) {FE} Email: gumc@foto.infi.net 

(FA) Gardners -04151 

(O) (910) 488-6651 

*4555 Rosehill Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311-2015 (H) (910) 488-2350 

Dawkins, Donald Martin [Don] (Pat) {LP} 

(RO) Tabernacle - 09551 FAX: (910) 895-5009 

PO Box 757, Rockingham, NC 28380-0757 (O) (910) 895-6331 

*125 Slate Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7041 (H) (910) 895-3359 

Dawson, R. Richard [Richard] (Debra) {FE} 
(BU) Cedar Cliff - 01251 

(O) (336) 376-6321 

*4683 Cedar Cliff Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9100 (H) (336) 376-3829 

Dean, Robert Floyd [Robert] (Marjorie) {OF} 
(GO) Eureka - 05070 

(O) (919) 242-2229 

*PO Box 3240, Eureka, NC 27830 (H) (919) 242-4218 

Dees, Julia Anne [Julia] {FL} 
(GR) Vanceboro Circuit - 06370 

*205 Honolulu Rd, Vanceboro, NC 28586-8631 (H) (252) 244-1782 

Dehart, Jr., Murry L. [Murry] (Rose Marie) {RM} Email: rosemurr@aol.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*5108 Hunter Hill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604-5948 (H) (919) 878-4486 

Denny, Clyde A. [Clyde] (Leigh) {FE} Email: cdenny1@coastalnet.com 

(EC) Windsor - 03390 FAX: (252) 794-2059 

*PO Box 238, Windsor, NC 27983-0238 (O) (252) 794-3785 

407 S Queen St, Windsor, NC 27983-1317 (H) (252) 794-2112 

Denny, Thomas [Tom] (Susan) {SP} Email: tdenn1@worldnet.att.net 

(BU) Hightower - 01290 FAX: (919) 562-4583 

*2541 Ridgeville Rd, Prospect, NC 27314-9372 (O) (919) 562-4583 

238 NC Hwy 119 N., Mebane, NC 27302-7334 (H) (919) 694-4258 



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Desrosiers, Norman A. [Norman] (Betty) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

PO Box 1145, N Wilkesboro, NC 28659-1145 (O) (336) 838-2691 

*290 Poplar Creek Dr, Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7421 (H) (336) 838-1089 

Dickens, Jan J. [Jan] (Joan) {FE} 
(EC) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Air Force 

89 AW/HC, Andrews AFB (O) (391) 981-2111 

5206 Caroline Cir, Waldorf, MP 20601-3257 (H) (301) 843-3579 

Dickens, III, John Van [Van] (Kathy) {FE} Email: kdickens@annap.infi.net 

(NB) EXTMIN - Coast Guard Chaplain, USN FAX: (410) 636-7295 

Bldg.33, 2401 Hawkins Point Rd., Baltimore, MD 21226-1795 . . (O) (410) 636-7715 

*11 Phythian Rd„ #C, Annapolis, MP 21402 (H) (410) 295-9338 

Dietrich, Ronald E. [Ron] (Cathie) {FE} 
(SA) West End - 11461 

*PO Box 276, West End, NC 27376-0276 (O) (910) 673-1976 

824 Seven Lakes N., West End, NC 27376 (H) (910) 673-4623 

Dillman, Lewis A. [Lewis] (Dorothy (Dot)) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*506 Apache Trl, Edenton, NC 27932-9169 (H) (252) 221-8444 

Dixon, Jr., Samuel W. [Sam] (Cindy) {FE} Email: samdixon@yahoo.com 

(RM) EXTMIN - Asst. Gen. Secretary, UMCOR FAX: (252) 537-6753 

1601 N. Kent St., Suite 902, Arlington, VA 22209 (O) (703) 284-3601 

*632 Cedar St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (H) (252) 537-4690 

Dodson, Jerry S. [Jerry] (Wanda) {FE} Email: revjdodson@nccumc.org 

(RA) Clayton: Home Mem. - 08108 FAX: (919) 553-0954 

P O Box 475, Clayton, NC 27520 (O) (919) 553-6464 

*334 S. Page St., Clayton, NC 27520 (H) (919) 553-6446 

Dodson, Lewis H. [Lewis] (Carrie Ruth) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*Rr 3 Box 135, Walnut Cove, NC 27052-9427 (H) (336) 591-4978 

Dorsey, Dora Russell [Dora] (Mose Edward) {PM} 
(RA) EXTMIN - Appointed to Attend School 

*7221 Beaverwood Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616-6406 (H) (919) 876-4624 

Doucette, Leonard F. [Leonard] (Coleen) {FE} Email: doucette@cconect.net 

(NB) Trinity -07321 

811 Simmons St, New Bern, NC 28560-5300 (O) (252) 637-2660 

*2315 Elizabeth Ave, New Bern, NC 28562-4321 (H) (252) 637-5259 

Drake, Para Rodenhizer [Para] (Wil) {PM} Email: prd@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Trinity - Assoc. - 02281 FAX: (919) 688-0974 

*215 N Church St., Durham, NC 27701-3327 (O) (919) 683-1386 

3060-A Colony Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 490-1363 

Draper, Jr., Howard Dennis [Dennis] (Cathy) {FE} Email: hddraperjr@juno.com 

(GO) Saulston - 05341 

4620 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7244 (O) (919) 778-9881 

*5014 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7252 (H) (919) 778-5231 

Drum, Barry P. [Barry] (Karen) {FE} 
(FA) Harnett County (new church) - 04521 

*1 Glenn Oak Dr, Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 499-0139 

Drye, Judith Bolen [Judy] (Phil) {FE} Email: heyjude@alltel.net 

(SA) St. Luke - Associate - 11341 

2916 Wicker St. Ext., Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 776-2012 

*2501 Castleton Dr., Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 776-6272 

Duffell, Marty Egene [Marty] (Vickie) {PM} 

(Wl) Pine Valley - Associate - 12401 FAX: (910) 452-4587 

3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-6147 (O) (910) 791-0353 

*326 Pemberton Dr, Wilmington, NC 26412-7131 (H) (910) 313-2507 

Dulaney, Earl G. [Earl] (Judy) {FE} 
(SA) Robbins:Tabernacle -11321 

*PO Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325-0395 (O) (910) 948-3087 

POBox 395, 241 Carthage Rd., Robbins, NC 27325 (H) (910) 948-2288 



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Duncan-Wood, Peggy [Peggy] (Max) {SP} 
(SA) Sardis-Parsons Grove - 11370 

*5227 Pekin Rd, Candor, NC 27229 (H) (910) 439-5065 

Dunham, Paul Ralph [Paul] (Holly) {FE} Email: cc1037@cocentral.com 

(RM) Elm City - 10041 FAX: (252) 236-3425 

*PO Box 307, Elm City, NC 27822-0307 (O) (252) 236-3425 

602 Church St E, Elm City, NC 27822-9687 (H) (252) 236-4371 

Dunn, Clyde H. [Clyde] (Betty) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*412 Oak Hollow Ct, Raleigh, NC 27613-3232 (H) (919) 571-8884 

Durner, James M. [Jim] (Jan) {AM} 
(NB) Straits-North River - 07420 

*283 Pinners Point Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-7832 (H) (252) 728-1714 

Dutton, Jr., John H. [John] (Patty) {FE} Email: jpdutton@netpath.net 

(BU) Fairview - 01231 

*3128 Osceola Rd, Elon College, NC 27244-9741 (O) (336) 584-5411 

3146 Osceola Rd, Elon College, NC 27244-9741 (H) (336) 584-8213 

Eakin, Charles F. [Charles] (Frances) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*6516 Park Springs Rd., Pelham, NC 27311 (H) (336) 388-1045 

Early, Laura G. [Laura] (William S.) {FE} 
(EC) All God's Children - 03431 

P O Box 69, Aulander, NC 27805 (O) (252) 345-1077 

*1116 Hexlena Rd, Aulander, NC 27805-9424 (H) (252) 345-1841 

Earnhardt, Daniel T. [Dan] (Pat) {FE} Email: dearnha@aol.com 

(BU) Carrboro -01101 

*200 Hillsborough St, Carrboro, NC 27510 (O) (919) 942-1223 

102 Dove St, Carrboro, NC 27510-1141 (H) (919) 968-6981 

Earnhardt, Edwin L. [Ed] (Dolores) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*420 Surfside Dr, Edenton, NC 27932-9287 (H) (252) 482-7197 

Eason, W. Everette [Everette] (Helen) {RM} 
(SA) Moncure - 11231 

*408 Rhynewood Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-8980 (H) (919) 775-3417 

Edens, Jr., Allen C. [Allen] (Frances M.) {RM} 
(FA) Spring Lake - 04461 

*1715 Bixley Dr, Favetteville, NC 28303-3717 (H) (910) 822-3730 

Edge, G. Lloyd [Lloyd] (Eleanor) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 676, Pinetops, NC 27864-0676 (H) (252) 827-1874 

Edgerton, Martha Wofford [Martha] (Glenn) {FE} Email: edgertongm@aol.com 

(Wl) Bethel-Lebanon - 12010 

(O) (910) 653-3255 

*9195 J.B. White Hwy S, Clarendon, NC 28432 (H) (910) 653-2661 

Edwards, Jr., Harvey Lee [Lee] (Tanya) {FL} 

(GO) Falling Creek - 05451 

299 Falling Creek Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-9777 .... (O) (919) 689-9981 

*2732 US 13 S., Goldsboro, NC 27530 . . (H) (919) 689-3155 

Edwards, Paul [Paul] (Stephanie) {SP} 
(SA) Silk Hope - 11390 

(O) (919) 742-2005 

*7760 Silk Hope-Gum Springs Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 (H) (919) 742-5222 

Edwards, Steven Michael [Steve] {PM} Email: smezack@gloryroad.net 

(RM) Warrenton: Wesley Mem. -10511 

*P O Box 614, Warrenton, NC 27589 (O) (252) 257-2129 

210 N. Main St., Warrenton, NC 27589-1824 (H) (252) 257-2612 

Eldredge, Robert Kenneth [Bob] (Dodie) {RM} 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*1811 Broadway Dr, Graham, NC 27253-4320 (H) (336) 227-7527 



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Elliott, Edward C. [Ed] (Gay) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*5029 Knaresborouqh Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-3404 (H) (919) 782-6832 

Elliott, Michael H. [Mike] (Alice Anne) {FE} Email: melliott@ibm.net 

(Wl) Fifth Avenue - 12371 

*409 S 5th St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5109 (O) (910) 763-2621 

5615 Woodridqe Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409-3946 (H) (910) 392-9731 

Elliott, Roger V. [Roger] (Jackie) {FE} 

(RA) Edenton Street - 08351 FAX: (919) 829-5780 

*228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1714 (O) (919) 832-7535 

1543 Iredell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608-2304 (H) (919) 832-0684 

Epperson, J. Sidney [Sidney] (Frances) {RM} Email: jsepperson@aol.com 

(RM) Retired Minister 

*712 Home Trail, Gastonia, NC 28054 (H) (704) 854-3356 

Epps, Ralph I. [Ralph] (Pinear Mae (Pat)) {RM} 
(EC) Chowan: Bethany - 03051 

*310 White Oak Dr, Edenton, NC 27932-9081 (H) (252) 482-8557 

Estes, Gayla Greene [Gayla] (J. Harvey) {FE} Email: rainman@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Bethel - 06061 FAX: (252) 825-0414 

(O) (252) 825-8041 

*PO Box 207, Bethel, NC 27812-0207 (H) (252) 825-4311 

Estes, Ronald F. [Ron] (Brenda) {FL} Email: bathumc@beaufortco.com 

(GR) Bath - 06030 FAX: (252) 964-6462 

(O) (252) 923-2841 

*144 Woodstock Rd, Belhaven, NC 27810-9320 (H) (252) 964-4143 

Ethridge, Faye [Faye] (Buddy) {FL} Email: fethridge@aol.com 

(RM) Gaston - 10080 

(O) (252) 537-0749 

*P O Box 267, Gaston, NC 27832 (H) (252) 537-3638 

Eubanks, J. Michael [Michael] (Sue) {OF} 
(NB) Williston-Stacy - 07460 

*P O Box 79, Williston, NC 28589-0079 (H) (252) 729-3661 

Eure, Jr., Aydlett J. [A.J.] (Barbara) {RM} 
(RM) Hart-Speight - 06470 

*PO Box 66, Sims, NC 27880-0066 (H) (252) 206-5782 

Evans, Tommy L. [Tommy] (Mary Beth) {FE} 
(RA) Wendell -08601 

*PO Box D, Wendell, NC 27591-0480 (O) (919) 365-6266 

308 Fowlkes St, Wendell, NC 27591-7711 (H) (919) 365-9281 

Everett, Glenn B. [Glenn] (Pat) {FE} 
(BU) Swepsonville - 01451 

*PO Box 36, Swepsonville, NC 27359-0036 (O) (336) 578-3661 

1306 US 54, Swepsonville, NC 27359 (H) (336) 578-8776 

Faggart, T. M. [Tom] (Billie) {RM} Email: tomfaggart@aol.com 

(RO) Retired Minister 

*7542 Paul Linker Place, Harrisburg, NC 28075 (H) (704) 454-5144 

Faggart, W. Bryan [Bryan] (Judy) {OF} Email: wbfjyf@aol.com 

(RA) Avent Ferry - 08321 

2700 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3103 (O) (919) 833-9394 

*716 Merrie Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-2702 (H) (919) 233-8945 

Fairley, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Priscilla R.) {FE} 
(RA) Soapstone - 08491 

12837 Norwood Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613 (O) (919) 846-2212 

*5405 Islehurst Ct., Raleigh, NC 27613 (H) (919) 676-6498 

Fairley, Robert A. [Robert] (Annie) {AM} 
(RO) Maxton Circuit - 09280 

*PO Box 643, Maxton, NC 28364-0643 (O) (910) 844-5877 

PO Box 185, Maxton, NC 28364-0185 (H) (910) 844-5487 



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Falgout, Jr., Roy Francis [Roy] {FE} Email: r.falgout@worldnet.att.net 

(RM) Wilson: First - Associate - 10401 FAX: (252) 237-0699 

*PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423 (O) (252) 237-6121 

1305 Buxton Rd., Wilson, NC 27896 (H) (252) 291-5646 

Farmer, John A. [John] (Penny) {FE} Email: john@donleecenter.org 

(NB) EXTMIN - Director, Camp Don Lee FAX: (252) 249-0497 

(O) (800) 535-5475 

*315 Camp Don Lee Rd, Arapahoe, NC 28510-9688 (H) (252) 249-0697 

Farmer, Penny Dollar [Penny Dollar] (John) {FE} Email: Penny@donleecenter.org 

(NB) Alliance-Arapahoe - 07010 FAX: (252) 249-0497 

(O) (252) 249-0697 

*315 Camp Don Lee Rd, Arapahoe, NC 28510-9688 (H) (252) 249-0697 

Farmer, Richard L. [Richard] (Judy) {PM} Email: rfarmer@wave-net.net 

(SA) Bonlee - 11040 

PO Box 81, Bonlee, NC 27213-0081 (O) (919) 837-5389 

*115 Al Davis Rd., Bear Creek, NC 27207 (H) (919) 837-5389 

Felton, Gayle Carlton [Gayle] {FE} Email: cbvq72a@prodigy.com 

(DU) EXTMIN - Sr.Consultant, Duke Divinity School FAX: (919) 403-6287 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708-0967 (O) (919) 660-3400 

*4315 Peachway Dr, Durham, NC 27705-7301 (H) (919) 489-3242 

Ferguson, Horace T. [Horace] (Brenda) {LP} 

(RA) Holly Springs - 08201 

POBox 68, 108 Avent Ferry Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27840 .... (O) (919) 557-3467 

*705 Merwin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606 (H) (919) 854-4910 

Fincham, Russell Paul [Russ] (Jeannie) {IS} 
(RO) RO:St.Paul - 09461 

*587 Old Cheraw Hwy, Rockingham, NC 28379 (H) (910) 997-7370 

Fisher, Albert Fleet [Al] (Becky) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

238 Oxford Rd, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (O) (704) 452-1088 

*2813 Montgomery St, Durham, NC 27705-5635 (H) (919) 493-2324 

Fitzgerald, Beverly Ann [Bev] (Carroll) {LP} Email: fitz@wblnk.net 

(Wl) Peace - 12501 

258 Dock Rd., Whiteville, NC 28472 (H) (910) 642-5462 

Fitzgerald, Carroll L. [Carroll] (Beverly) {LP} Email: fitz@wblnk.net 

(Wl) Old Dock - 12190 

*258 Dock Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472-7887 (H) (910) 642-5462 

Fitzgerald, Jr., F. Owen [Owen] (Mary Owens) {RM} Email: moando@aol.com 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 834-3756 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3456 

*1612 Jarvis St, Raleigh, NC 27608-2213 (H) (919) 834-3814 

Fitzgerald, Norman Richard [Norm] (Brenda) {PM} Email: nfitz@iuno.com 

(BU) Chap.Hill:Amity -01131 

*825 N Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2403 (O) (919) 967-7546 

503 Tinkerbell Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2336 (H) (919) 942-7188 

Fleck, Thomas S. [Tom] (Shirley) {LP} 
(EC) Center Hill - 03421 

P O Box 69, Tyner, NC 27980 (O) (252) 264-4445 

*Rt 4 Box 736, Hertford, NC 27944-9450 (H) (252) 264-3189 

Fleming, Jr., Ralph Lang [Ralph] (Ruth) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*36 Stonev Creek Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910-6803 (H) (803) 757-4296 

Fletcher, Robert Lee [Bobby] (Babs) {SP} Email: rfletcher@pinehurst.net 

(SA) Fair Promise-High Falls - 11150 

*567 River Rd., Robbins, NC 27325-8310 (H) (910) 464-3217 

Floyd, Jettie Vann [Vann] {LP} 

(RO) Parkton - 09331 

*801 N. Main St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (H) (910) 628-9332 



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Flynn, Robert C. [Robert] (Jeannine) {FE} 
(RO) Rockingham: First - 09431 

*P O Box 637, Rockingham, NC 28380-0631 (O) (910) 895-4027 

512 Scotland Ave., Rockingham, NC 28379-3145 (H) (910) 997-3479 

Fogleman, Leland Jan [Jan] {FE} 
(DU) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

*121 Calibre Chase Dr.,#302, Raleigh, NC 27609-7762 (H) (919) 755-9432 

Forbes, Jr., Daniel M. [Dan] (Louise) {RAM} 
(GO) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*2811 Tomlyn Dr., Kinston, NC 28504-9612 (H) (252) 522-0277 

Forbes, Joseph W. [Joe] (Pat) {FE} 
(GO) Mt. Olive: First - 05291 

PO Box 420, Mount Olive, NC 28365 (O) (919) 658-3169 

*108 Ramblewood Dr, Mount Olive, NC 28365-9471 (H) (919) 658-2637 

Formo, Steven N. [Steve] (Dawn Boyette) {FE} 
(EC) Union-Newbegun - 03370 

2117 Nixonton Rd, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-7147 (O) (252) 330-4078 

*465 Dryridge Rd, Elizabeth Ctv, NC 27909-7169 (H) (252) 330-2743 

Fowler-Marchant, Donna Lynne [Donna] (Scott) {PM} Email: revdlf@aol.com 

(GO) Johnston Circuit - 05230 

1940 Boyette Rd, Four Oaks, NC 27524-9390 (H) (919) 963-2979 

Fowler, Leon D. [Leon] (Neva R.T.) {FE} 
(RM) Northampton - 10210 

(O) (252) 534-8711 

*PO Box 767, Jackson, NC 27845-0767 (H) (252) 534-4281 

Fox, Doris T. [Doris] (Steve Jr.) {FE} 
(RO) Galilee-Beaver Dam - 09190 

900 Mcgirts Bridge Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352-3214 (O) (910) 276-0811 

*PO Box 1866, Laurinburg, NC 28353-1866 (H) (910) 276-9719 

France, Everett J. [Everett] (Susan) {FE} 

(DU) Creedmoor - 02081 FAX: (919) 528-0090 

PO Box 368, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0368 (O) (919) 528-3987 

*1695 Haves Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522 (H) (919) 528-8821 

France, Susan [Susan] (Everett) {LP} 
(DU) Creedmoor - Assoc. - 02081 

*P O Box 368, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0368 (O) (919) 528-3987 

1695 Haves Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522 . (H) (919) 528-8821 

Francis, David H. [David] (Belinda) {FE} Email: preacher@esn.net 

(GO)Westwood -05421 

130 Short St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-9538 (O) (919) 736-1741 

*1618 W Grantham St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-1120 (H) (919) 735-7872 

Franklin, K. Mike [Mike] (Deborah) {FE} Email: franklink@cherrypt.usmc.mil 

(NB) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Navy FAX: (252) 466-2888 

PSCBox 8069,MACG28,Gr.Chap.Off., Cherry Pt, NC 28533-0069 (O) (252) 466-5828 

*216 N Holland Point Dr, Stella, NC 28582-9603 (H) (252) 326-2353 

Frazier, Jr., R. Carl [Carl] (Mary-Ellen) {FE} Email: robcarjr@aol.com 

(FA) Hay Street - 04181 FAX: (910) 483-6290 

*P O Box 456, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (O) (910) 483-2343 

306 White Oak Ct, Favetteville, NC 28303-5257 (H) (910) 485-3043 

Frese, Michael David [Mike] (Patty) {FE} Email: mfrese@ibm.net 

(RA) Millbrook - Assoc. - 08421 FAX: (919) 876-9373 

*1712 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-4910 (O) (919) 876-0865 

9216 Sayornis Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-8114 (H) (919) 847-1534 

Frizzelle, Willie H. [Willie] (Rachel) {AM} 
(GR) Williamston: First -06421 

(O) (252) 792-3360 

*114 E Church St, Williamston, NC 27892-2410 (H) (252) 792-2802 



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Frye, Lacy V. [Buck] (Marjorie) {LP} 
(SA) Carbonton - 11081 

1303 S. US 220 Alt. Hwy, Biscoe, NC 27209-9622 (H) (910) 428-2432 

Fulford, W. Nelson [Nelson] (Mary) {RAM} 
(GR) Wesley Memorial - 06411 

*PO Box 313, Farmville, NC 27828-0313 (O) (252) 753-3443 

112 S Pitt St. Farmville, NC 27828-1543 (H) (252) 753-2705 

Furr, Lenier Everitte [Lennie] (Deborah) {LP} 
(Wl) Jordan's Chapel - 12161 

*4305 Stag Park Rd, Burgaw, NC 28425-3203 (H) (910) 675-2904 

Gaither, A. Craig [Craig] {OF} Email: revcraigg@aol.com 

(RA) Cary:First-Min.of Ed/Youth - 08051 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

151 Clancy Cir, Cary, NC 27511-5577 (H) (919) 469-2984 

Gales, Alvester I. [Al] (Ann) {FE} 

(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Army FAX: (210) 945-3515 

Past.Care,3851 Roger Brooke Dr., Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234 (O) (210) 916-1105 

*P O Box 340529, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234 (H) (210) 945-3510 

Galipi, Victor L. [Vic] (Sharon) {FE} 
(RM) Sprg.-Lebanon-Garysburg - 10350 

(O) (252) 537-9099 

*128 Woodland Rd, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-2232 (H) (252) 537-0616 

Gallagher-Smith, Kellie [Kellie] (Stanley) {IS} 
(RO) Pineview - 09261 

*4868 Howell Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-7581 (H) (910) 738-5914 

Gallagher-Smith, Stanley [Stan] (Kellie) {FL} 

(RO) Lumberton Circuit - 09270 FAX: (910) 618-0270 

*4868 Howell Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358-7581 (H) (910) 738-5914 

Gardner, Matt R. [Matt] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 82, Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Gardner, Ronald E. [Ron] (Nancy) {FE} 

(NB) Pine Valley - 07191 FAX: (910) - 

910 Pine Valley Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28546-7922 (O) (910) 353-4611 

*507 Oakwood Ave, Jacksonville, NC 28546-7106 (H) (910) 355-2466 

Garner, Clarence [Clarence] (Elgie) {RM} 
(SA) Doub's Chapel - 11521 

PO Box 522, West End, NC 27376 (O) (910) 947-1538 

*PO Box 306, Robbins, NC 27325-0306 (H) (910) 948-2360 

Garrison, John W. [Bill] (Nancy) {RM} Email: <jane@guaran6.cpd.unb.be> 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (61) 443-4040 

*QE 30,Conj.Q,Casa 31, 71.065-170 Guara 2,Brasilia. DF Brazil, (H) (61) 567-8602 
Garrison, Robert H. [Bob] {DM} 
(RA) Retired Diaconal Min. 

*3724 Carnegie Ln, Raleigh, NC 27612-4373 (H) (919) 787-2374 

Garton, Frankie Max [Frank] {PM} Email: fgart@mindspring.com 

(BU) West Orange - 01480 

(0) (919) 968-8448 

*1634 Orange Chapel-Clover Garden Rd, Chapel Hill. NC 27516 . (H) (919) 968-4102 
Gaskins, Jr., Walter W. [Walter] (Libby) {FE} 
(NB) Cherry Point - 07141 

*P O Box 387, Havelock, NC 28532-0387 (O) (252) 447-3039 

P O Box 3167, New Bern, NC 28564 (H) (252) 636-1568 

Gast, Michael Francis [Mike] {PM} Email: mgast@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) Moyock - 03221 

(O) (252) 435-6211 

*P O Box 267, Moyock, NC 27958-0267 (H) (252) 435-6211 



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Gattis, Irene F. [Irene] (Bill) {DM} 
(BU) Retired Diaconal Min. 

*585 Gilmore Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4909 (H) (919) 942-4051 

Gattis, William H. [Bill] (Irene) {FE} 

(BU) University - 01151 FAX: (919) 929-7203 

*PO Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0728 (O) (919) 929-7191 

585 Gilmore Rd, Chapel Hill. NC 27516-4909 (H) (919) 942-4051 

Gentle, Brian G. [Brian] (Arden) {FE} Email: stmarks@nuteknet.com 

(RA) Saint Mark's - 08481 FAX: (919) 787-7548 

*4801 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-5205 (O) (919) 787-0544 

4012 Swarthmore Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5368 (H) (919) 489-2174 

Gibson, Alan C. [Alan] (Pamela) {FE} 
(EC) Newland-Grace - 03250 

(O) (252) 771-2265 

*1686 Morgans Corner Rd, Elizabeth Ctv, NC 27909-8312 (H) (252) 771-2265 

Gibson, Robert Stansill [Bob] {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*3420 Shamrock Dr # 503, Charlotte, NC 28215-3298 (H) (704) 532-7215 

Gilbert, Milton H. [Milton] (Lucretia) {FE} Email: firstumc@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Morehead City: First - 07231 FAX: (252) 808-2812 

*900 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4142 (O) (252) 726-7102 

1609 Calico Dr, Morehead City, NC 28557-4422 (H) (252) 726-4055 

Gilbert, Paula E. [Paula] (Stanley) {AF} Email: pgilbert@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) Affiliate Mbr - (AL-W.FL) FAX: (919) 681-8235 

*Duke OCE+SS, Box 90700, Durham, NC 27708-0700 (O) (919) 684-5383 

107 Lonqwood Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 493-3401 

Gilliam, Pamela Jan [Pam] {PM} Email: pgilliam@inet4u.com 

(DU) Gillburg-Spr. Valley - 02620 FAX: (252) 433-9372 

(O) (252) 492-8155 

M939 NC Hwy 39 S, Henderson, NC 27536-7530 (H) (252) 492-3671 

Gillikin, Haywood W. [Haywood] (Jenny) {FE} Email: jennymac@ecsu. campus. mci 

(EC) Mount Hermon - 03201 FAX: (252) 335-3347 

(O) (252) 264-2156 

*805 Okisko Rd, Elizabeth Ctv, NC 27909-7209 (H) (252) 264-2156 

Girod, David W. [David] (Alice) {PM} Email: david.girod@duke.edu 

(DU) Bethesda -02131 

2309 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703-5711 (O) (919) 596-3948 

*100 McGregor Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 968-8993 

Glass, Jr., Joseph Conrad [Conrad] (Gaynelle) {RM} Email: conrad_glass@ncsu.edu 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 515-4039 

Bx7801, 310 Poe Hall, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-7801 (O) (919) 515-6241 

*3208 Huntleigh Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-3310 (H) (919) 876-4758 

Gleaves, Edith Lee [Edie] {FE} 

(DU) Resurrection - 02261 FAX: (919) 403-0676 

*4705 Old Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5222 (O) (919) 489-6552 

109 Evanshire Ln, Durham, NC 27713-2539. (H) (919) 361-0958 

Glennon, Dennis J. [Denny] (Sue) {FL} 
(RO) Ellerbe-Mt. Pleasant -09070 

*PO Box 340, Ellerbe, NC 28338-0340 (H) (910) 652-2571 

Glover, R. Keith [Keith] (Fran) {RM} Email: glover_keith@compuserve.com 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 876-5894 

8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615 (O) (919) 847-1536 

*5317 Cypress Ln, Raleigh, NC 27609-4109 (H) (919) 876-5894 

Godwin, Sherwood A. [Sherwood] (Margaret (Peg)) {FE} 
(NB) Bridgeton - 07071 

510 B St., Bridgeton, NC 28519 (O) (252) 637-7737 

*P O Box 898, Bridgeton, NC 28519-0898 (H) (252) 638-8830 



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Goehring, Carol W. [Carol] (David) {FE} Email: centenaryumc@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Centenary - Co-pastor - 07281 FAX: (252) 637-5602 

PO Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563-1388 (O) (252) 637-4181 

*1602 Tryon Rd, New Bern, NC 28560-4643 (H) (252) 638-4395 

Goehring, David J. [David] (Carol W.) {FE} Email: centenaryumc@coastalnet.com 
(NB) Centenary - Co-pastor - 07281 

PO Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563-1388 (O) (252) 637-4181 

*1602 Tryon Rd, New Bern, NC 28560-4643 (H) (252) 638-4395 

Goldfinch, Jr., Albert Eugene [Gene] (Teresa) {FE} 
(RO) Rowland - 09491 

(O) (910) 422-3414 

*P O Box 66, Rowland, NC 28383 (H) (910) 422-3247 

Gonia, Rachel Radeline [Rachel] (Ronald) {FE} Email: radegonia@aol.com 

(BU) EXTMIN - Program Coord., Society of St. Andrew FAX: (919) 688-8830 

*P O Box 25081, Durham, NC 27702-5081 (O) (919) 683-3011 

244 Haves Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5633 (H) (919) 942-5244 

Gonia, Ronald E. [Ronald] (Rachel) {FE} Email: revgonia@aol.com 

(BU) University - Associate - 01151 FAX: (919) 929-7203 

*PO Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-0728 (O) (919) 929-7191 

244 Haves Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5633 (H) (919) 942-5244 

Gooch, Ray Thomas [Ray] {FE} 
(SA) Pittsboro Circuit - 11290 

624 Sanford Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9421 (O) (919) 542-3033 

*PO Box 785, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0785 (H) (919) 542-3033 

Goodwin, Dennis M. [Dennis] (Peggy) {FE} 

(EC) Manteo:Mt. Olivet - 03211 FAX: (252) 473-3850 

300 Ananias Dare St., Manteo, NC 27954 (O) (252) 473-2089 

*PO Box 787, Manteo, NC 27954-0787 (H) (252) 473-2088 

Gore, Michael W. [Michael] (Pamela) {AF} Email: mwgore@onslowonline 

(NB) Affiliate Mbr - (S. IN) 

(O) (910) 451-5055 

39 Rifle Range Rd, Camp LeJeune, NC 28542-5000 (H) (910) 327-0601 

Graves, Stacey Zane [Stacey] (Renee) {FE} Email: evyq78a@prodigy.com 

(FA) Lillington - 04351 FAX: (910) 893-3627 

*PO Box 506, Lillington, NC 27546-0506 (O) (910) 893-4811 

PO Box 506, Lillington, NC 27546-0506 (H) (910) 893-3627 

Graves, Walter L. [Walter] (Peggy C.) {FE} Email: digger@sprintmail.com 

(FA) Christ -04131 

*3101 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-5316 (O) (910) 484-3340 

2115 Clinchfield Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28304-3632 (H) (910) 484-8658 

Green, Harold William [William] {FE} 

(RA) Cary: First - Associate - 08051 FAX: (919) 467-1861 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

107 Stourbridge Cir, Cary, NC 27511-4852 (H) (919) 460-7115 

Green, Lawrence Amon [Lawrence] (Naomi W.) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*#3 Hamlette Dr., Eppington Forest, Blackstone, VA 23824 (H) (804) 292-1593 

Greene, John Thomas [John] (Nellie) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*P.O. Box 1961, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-1961 (H) (904) 423-6808 

Greener, Thomas M. [Tom] (Karen) {OE} Email: go2tec@aol.com 

(Wl) Wesley Mem. - Assoc. - 12441 

1401 S. College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 791-4092 

*5101 Gate Post Lane, Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 799-1146 

Greenway, Richard O. [Richard] (Mary L.) {FE} Email: rogreen@netpath.net 

(BU) Union Grove - 01461 

*6407 Union Grove Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8310 (H) (919) 929-4597 



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Greenwood, Susan Pate [Susan Pate] (Doug) {FE} Email: greenwod@squaped.com 
(RM) West Nash - 10411 

*2106 W Nash St, Wilson, NC 27896-1728 (O) (252) 237-4258 

1105 Knollwood Dr NW, Wilson, NC 27896-1551 (H) (252) 237-3462 

Grill, C. Franklin [Frank] (Helge) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*330 Azalea Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-2702 (H) (910) 695-8826 

Grissom, David R. [David] (Sue) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Admin., Home for Children, Oxford FAX: (919) 693-2479 

600 College St, Oxford, NC 27565-2717 (O) (919) 693-5111 

*500 College St, Oxford, NC 27565-2715 (H) (919) 690-0542 

Guider, Charlene Pierce [Charlene] (Douglas) {FE} Email: lighthouse@cconnect.net 

(NB) Richlands - 07371 FAX: (910) 633-2705 

(O) (910) 324-5464 

*P O Box 308, Richlands, NC 28574-0308 (H) (910) 324-3665 

Gum, Donald F. [Don] (Vicki) {FE} Email: gumdon@armc.com 

(DU) EXTMIN - Dir., Pastoral Care.Alamance Hea.Serv.lnc. . . FAX: (919) 538-7436 

*PO Box 202, Burlington, NC 27216-0202 (O) (336) 538-7475 

6463 Bellcross Trail, Stoney Creek, NC 27377 (H) (919) 449-0655 

Gunter, Edward M. [Ed] (Beverly) {FE} Email: dr.e.m.gunter@aol.com 

(GR) Tarboro:St.James - 06461 

211 E St James St, Tarboro, NC 27886-5119 (O) (252) 823-3783 

*210 Brandon Ave, Tarboro, NC 27886-2010 (H) (252) 823-2795 

Guthrie, Walter Sherman [Sherman] (Kim) {AM} 
(EC) Sharon - 03321 

P O Box 182, Poplar Branch, NC 27965 (O) (252) 453-2806 

*P O Box 12, Aydlett, NC 27916 (H) (252) 453-3616 

Hackett, Charles Martin [Charles] (June) {RM} Email: hack@mail.glo.com 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*103 Foxwood PI, Goldsboro, NC 27530-9258 (H) (919) 734-7449 

Hadden, Sidney Gene [Gene] (Lee) {PM} 
(GR) Maury-Mt. Herman -06260 

P O Box 100, Maury, NC 28554 (O) (252) 747-5019 

*P O Box 100, Maury, NC 28554 (H) (252) 747-5019 

Haddock, Jr., William A. [Bill] (Jean) {FE} Email: revbillh@aol.com 

(Wl) Wrightsboro - 12451 FAX: (910) 815-6728 

*3300 N. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, NC 28405 (O) (910) 762-2583 

141 Long Ridge Dr., Wilmington, NC 28405-8853 (H) (910) 799-4600 

Hadley, Jr., Jacob Milton [Milton] (Maxine) {FE} Email: milh@aol.com 

(RM) EXTMIN - Dir.Chaplaincy Services.MRH.Durham FAX: (919) 383-9208 

*2616 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-3899 (O) (919) 383-2567 

2101 Carriage Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 933-9842 

Hagerty, Robert Allen [Bob] (Kathleen) {FL} Email: hagerty@icomnet.com 

(NB) Shady Gr.-Cypress Cr. - 07400 

(O) (252) 523-8780 

Rt 3 Box 327, Kinston, NC 28501-9401 (H) (252) 523-4035 

Hale, Michael L. [Mike] (Jane) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Dir., Church & Community Service.MHC FAX: (910) 423-8494 

PO Box 65175, Fayetteville, NC 28306-4361 (O) (910) 426-5228 

*110 Lattimore St, Hope Mills, NC 28348-2448 (H) (910) 425-3790 

Hall, Stephen B. [Steve] (Teresa) {FE} Email: shall59753@aol.com 

(DU) Rougemont -02150 

(O) (919) 471-1759 

*111 Red Mountain Rd, Rougemont. NC 27572-7077 (H) (919) 479-7159 

Hall, Steven M. [Steve] (Cheryl N.) {FE} 
(GO) Whitley-Elizabeth - 05430 

300 Wilson Mills Rd., Smithfield, NC 27577 (O) (919) 989-8506 

*210 Park Ave, Smithfield. NC 27577-3031 (H) (919) 934-8834 



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Hall, Sr., W. Kenneth [Ken] (Pat) {FE} Email: kenhall@nccumc.org 

(DU)Asbury -02101 

806 Clarendon St, Durham, NC 27705-4208 (O) (919) 286-0711 

*2011 West Club Blvd. Durham, NC 27705-3209 (H) (919) 286-1975 

Hall, Jr., William Kenneth [Kenneth] (Kari) {FE} 

(FA) Erwin-Parker's Grove - 04110 FAX: (910) 897-8894 

600 Denim Dr, Erwin, NC 28339-2228 (O) (910) 897-8894 

*610 Denim Dr, Erwin, NC 28339-2228 (H) (910) 897-5968 

Ham, William Craig [Craig] (Maria) {FL} 

(GR) Queen St. - Associate - 06201 FAX: (252) 527-9343 

*PO Box 508, Kinston, NC 28502-0508 (O) (252) 527-2119 

4266 Hamard Rd„ Pink Hill, NC 28572-9630 (H) (252) 568-4791 

Hamilton, James W. [Jim] (Betty) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 889, Biscoe, NC 27209-0889 (H) (910) 428-2225 

Hamilton, Riley T. [Riley] (Betty) {RL} 
(RA) Retired Local Pastor 

*202 Kelly Green Ct, Rolesville, NC 27571-9441 (H) (919) 562-2437 

Hamm, Rodney G. [Rodney] (Phyllis) {FE} Email: rhamm@nccumc.org 

(BU) Burlington District Super FAX: (336) 585-0260 

*3118 Truitt Dr, Burlington, NC 27215-4660 (H) (336) 584-7959 

Hammond, Robert Michael [Rob] (Denise S.) {FE} 
(GO) Magnolia - 05270 

*P O Box 307, Magnolia, NC 28453-0307 (H) (910) 289-9425 

Han, Kwang Youn [Chris] (Seung-Bun) {OF} 

(RA) Raleigh Korean - 08461 FAX: (919) 676-6072 

228 W. Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 832-6871 

*1003 Fox Hunt Ln Apt B, Raleigh, NC 27615-5334 (H) (919) 676-6072 

Hancock, C. Glenn [Glenn] (Lynne) {AM} 
(SA)Troy Circuit - 11430 

(O) (910) 572-1661 

*1182 NC 109, Troy, NC 27371-9712 (H) (910) 572-1661 

Hankal, Madison N. [Madison] {FE} Email: mnhankal@aol.com 

(GO) St. Paul - Associate - 05201 FAX: (919) 734-2968 

*204 E Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-4813 (O) (919) 734-2965 

102 S Jefferson St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-5224 (H) (919) 735-8928 

Hanse, Richard Lawton [Rick] (Lisa) {FE} Email: rhanse@snet.net 

(FA) 337.1 - Appointed in NY Conference FAX: (860) 521-7766 

*1358 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, CT 06110-1633 (O) (860) 521-7766 

36 Braebum Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107-1604 (H) (860) 521-2733 

Harbin, Jr., Harold H. [Hal] (Libby) {AM} Email: hharbin@nccumc.org 

(RO) Glenwood - 09441 

*221 County Home Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-9117 (H) (910) 895-9536 

Hardison, Jr., Riley Vance [Vance (Deceased)] (Phyllis) {RL} 
(GR) Retired Local Pastor 

*310 E 13th St, Washington, NC 27889-3730 (H) (252) 946-7004 

Hardt, Otto H. C. [Otto] (Betty) {RM} Email: ohardt@netpath.net 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*2503 McKinney St., Burlington, NC 27217 (H) (336) 570-0629 

Hargett, Danielle A. [Danielle] {PM} 
(DU) Ca-Vel - 02471 

1701 N. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573 (O) (336) 599-6488 

*1641 N. Main St., Roxboro, NC 27573 (H) (336) 597-4455 

Hargrove, Robert H. [Bob] (Alethea) {RL} 
(RO) Retired Local Pastor 

*1684 Willis Rd, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120-0884 (H) (540) 593-2260 

Harrell, Haywood L. [Haywood] (Dorothy) {RM} 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*Rr 5 Box 770, Snow Hill. NC 28580-9461 (H) (252) 747-2090 



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Harrington, William David [David] (Gail) {FE} 

(GR) Jarvis Mem.- Assoc. - 06121 FAX: (252) 752-9377 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858-2301 (O) (252) 752-3101 

3003 Sherwood Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-6007 (H) (252) 756-3406 

Harris, Don Lee [Don Lee] (Emma) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*1408 Bridqeton Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-9315 (H) (252) 985-1226 

Harris, Henry Paul [Paul] (Sue) {LP} 
(NB) Merrimon - 07471 

143 Airbase Rd, Atlantic, NC 28511-9731 (H) (252) 225-2751 

Harris, Jr., James H. [Jim] (Brenda) {FE} Email: jharris@ac.net 

(SA) Mt. Gilead - 11240 FAX: (910) 439-4344 

*PO Box 176, Mount Gilead, NC 27306-0176 (O) (910) 439-6475 

PO Box 702, Mount Gilead, NC 27306-0702 (H) (910) 439-6445 

Harris, Jr., Robert G. [Bob] (Donna) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*7 Lonsdale Rd, Farminqdale, ME 04344 (H) (207) 622-7220 

Harrison, Shana Deanetia [Shana] {PM} 
(Wl) Leave of Absence - Volunteers in Mission 

Las Dalias 1847, Nunoa, Santiago, Chile 

Harriss, David J. [David] {FL} 
(FA) Newton Grove - 04390 

(O) (910) 594-0604 

*135 W Grove St, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7522 (H) (910) 594-0969 

Harriss, Margaret C. [Margaret] {IS} 
(FA) South River - 04440 

4545 Minnie Hall Rd, Autryville, NC 28318 (O) (910) 567-2615 

M645 Minnie Hall Rd, Autrvville, NC 28318 (H) (910) 567-5226 

Harry, James H. [Jim] (Maria) {FE} Email: jimharry@juno.com 

(RA) Franklinton - 08141 

*109 N Main St., Franklinton, NC 27525 (O) (919) 494-7440 

302 N Hillsborough St., Franklinton, NC 27525 (H) (919) 494-2530 

Harsh-Cafferty, Susan L. [Susan] (Dennis J.) {FE} 
(SA) Goldston - 11161 

*PO Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252-0085 (O) (919) 898-4523 

PO Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252-0085 (H) (919) 898-4337 

Harvin, David L. [David] (Sue) {FE} Email: dharvin@aol.com 

(BU) EXTMIN - Development Officer, Stop Hunger Now FAX: (919) 932-4441 

(O) (919) 932-4441 
*2438 Kornegav PL, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.. (H) (919) 932-9640 
Harwood, Jr., John E. [John] (Gail) {FE} Email: jreed@cswnet.com 

(RM) Englewood - 10281 

*PO Box 7116, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0116 (O) (252) 443-2926 

3312 Woodlawn Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3911 (H) (252) 443-6916 

Hatch, Mary Martha [Marti] (Larry Ganster) {FE} 

(RA) 337.1 - Appointed in SC Conference FAX: (864) 242-4478 

*200 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-2008 (O) (864) 232-7341 

13 Eastwood Dr., Taylors, SC 29687 (H) (864) 292-3642 

Hayes, Carol Dell [Carol] {FD} Email: carolhayes@nccumc.org 

(DU) EXTMIN - Deacon - Assoc. Dir.CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4100 Five Oaks Dr Apt 28, Durham, NC 27707-5252 (H) (919) 490-8675 

Hayes, James H. [Jim] (Barbara) {OD} 
(NB) Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel - 07350 

*P O Box 236, Pollocksville, NC 28573 (H) (252) 224-6801 

Heath, Leland {IS} 

(GO) Kenansville Par. - Assoc. - 05240 

*P O Box 67, Kenansville, NC 28349-0067 (O) (910) 298-2385 

4342 Davis Hardy Rd, Kinston, NC 28504-9323 (H) (252) 526-7311 



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Heitzenrater, Warren T. [Warren] {PM} Email: wheitz@intrstar.net 

(Wl) Chadbourn-Evergreen - 12090 

*300 E 3rd Ave, Chadbourn, NC 28431-1910 (H) (910) 654-3563 

Helms, Jr., Julian B. [J.B.] (Carolyn) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*2939 S NC Hwv 903, Magnolia, NC 28453-9039 (H) (910) 289-4354 

Helms, Suzanna Ross [Suzanna] (Hank) {FE} Email: hhelms@mediaone.net.com 

(RA) Family Leave FAX: (630) 972-0597 

*607 N Ashbury Ave, Bolinqbrook, IL 60440-1103 (H) (630) 972-9027 

Henderson, Regina [Regina] {PM} Email: stmarks56@juno.com 

(RA) St. Mark's - Associate - 08481 FAX: (919) 787-7548 

*4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 787-0544 

4806 Terry St., Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 510-9075 

Hendricks, M. Elton [Elton] (Jerry) {FE} Email: eltonh@methodist.edu 

(FA) EXTMIN - President, Methodist College FAX: (910) 630-2123 

*5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420 (O) (910) 630-7005 

234 Kinlaw Rd, Favetteville, NC 28311-1432 (H) (910) 488-0793 

Herrin, Charles L. [Chuck] (Kitty) {FE} 
(FA) Coats - 04051 

*PO Box 388, Coats, NC 27521-0388 (O) (910) 897-7545 

PO Box 388, Coats, NC 27521-0388 (H) (910) 897-6793 

Herring, Charles M. [Charlie] {FE} 

(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Army FAX: (210) 916-1169 

'Brooke Army Med.Ctr., Ft.Sam Houston, TX 78234 (O) (210) 916-1105 

13526 Mason Crest, St. Sam Houston, TX 78234 (H) (210) 545-0679 

Hickle, Steven A. [Steve] (Peggy) {FE} Email: hickle@mindspring.com 

(RA) Fairmont - 08361 FAX: (919) 832-4038 

*2501 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7213 (O) (919) 832-3316 

117 Brooks Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7126 (H) (919) 832-2403 

Hicks, Jr., James W. [Jim] (Ruby) {AM} 
(GO) Disability Leave 

*3730 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-8071 (H) (919) 736-2311 

Hicks, Patricia V. [Trish] {FD} Email: pvhicks@aol.com 

(RA) Cary:First - Deacon - 08051 FAX: (919) 467-1861 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

207 Applecross Dr, Cary, NC 27511-5070 (H) (919) 467-2183 

Hicks, Phyllis K. [Phyllis] {FE} Email: pcci@mindsphng.com 

(BU) EXTMIN - Dir., Pastoral Care & Couns.lnst.of DU-CH 

*3325 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd Ste 220, Durham, NC 27707-2646 (O) (919) 489-6452 

100 Markham Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2114 (H) (919) 968-7671 

Hicks, Rose C. [Rose] (Ray) {LP} 
(GO) Ebenezer - 05471 

3859 W. US 70 Hwy, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 731-4201 

*563 Airport Rd., Pikeville, NC 27863 . (H) (919) 735-7588 

Hicks, Wayne Marion [Wayne] (April) {FE} 
(GO) Pikeville: St. Joseph - 05491 

*PO Box 43, Pikeville, NC 27863-0043 (H) (919) 242-4674 

Higgins, Lawrence C. [Larry] (Rhonda) {FE} 

(RO) Hamlet: First - 09131 FAX: (910) 582-0079 

300 Charlotte St, Hamlet, NC 28345-2608 (O) (910) 582-0078 

*414 Entwistle St, Hamlet, NC 28345-2420 . (H) (910) 582-5491 

Highsmith, Emmett James [E. J.] {LP} Email: burgawms@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Westview - 12331 FAX: (910) 259-2570 

500 S.Wright St., Burgaw Mid.Sch., Burgaw, NC 28425 (O) (910) 259-2344 

*1750 Stag Park Rd, Burgaw, NC 28425-3344 (H) (910) 259-5278 

Hill, Jr., A. P. [A. P.] (LaRue) {RM} 

(GR) Retired Minister 

*2009 Fairview Way, Greenville, NC 27858-5326 (H) (252) 355-9109 



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Hill, D. Christopher [Chris] (Cindy) {FE} Email: dhill@roxboro.net 

(DU) Salem (Person Co.) - 02521 

933 Salem Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, 27541 (O) (336) 599-6333 

M35 Salem Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-9129 (H) (336) 599-5012 

Hill, II, Edward F. [Ned] (Rochelle) {FE} Email: nedhill@ibm.net 

(RA) Millbrook - 08421 FAX: (919) 876-9373 

*1712 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-4910 (O) (919) 876-0865 

1012 Cedarhurst Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5416 (H) (919) 876-3910 

Hill, Edward Carlton [Eddie] (Nita) {FE} 
(FA) Kipling - 04331 

P O Box 88, Kipling, NC 27543 (O) (919) 552-2124 

*P O Box 186, Kipling, NC 27543-0186 (H) (919) 567-1050 

Hill, Jr., Noah B. [N. B] (Charlotte) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*463 Albemarle Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1542 (H) (910) 488-4179 

Hill, Ralph M. [Ralph] (Faye) {FE} 
(GR) Hookerton -06181 

(O) (252) 747-5548 

*PO Box 10, Hookerton, NC 28538 (H) (252) 747-2100 

Hillman, Randy A. [Randy] (Wanda) {FE} 

(EC) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Forsyth Medical Center FAX: (336) 718-9250 

*3333 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, NC 27103-3013 (O) (336) 718-2005 

4408 Robinhood Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106-4236 (H) (336) 922-4297 

Hines, James R. [Jim] (Jean) {FL} 
(Wl) Carver's Creek - 12071 

(O) (910) 669-2811 

*14343 Hwv 87 East, Council, NC 28434 (H) (910) 645-4168 

Hinnant, H. Mallie [Mallie] (Susan) {FE} Email: hmhinnant@aol.com 

(GO) EXTMIN - Evangelist FAX: (919) 242-3391 

*PO Box 11392, Goldsboro, NC 27532-1392 (O) (919) 242-6132 

PO Box 751, Pikeville, NC 27863-0751 (H) (919) 242-6132 

Hix, Jr., Clarence Eugene [Gene] (Betty) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*804 Lucky St., Fayette, MO 65248-9803 (H) (660) 248-2697 

Hobbs, James L. [Jim] (Mary) {FE} 
(BU) BU:Emmanuel -01051 

2331 LaVista Dr., Burlington, NC 27215 (O) (336) 227-1268 

*243 W. Harden St., Burlington, NC 27215-7513 (H) (336) 226-7533 

Hobbs, John W. [John] (Betty Jo) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 3355, Wilmington, NC 28406-0355 (O) (910) 313-1441 

(H) (910) 313-1365 

Hobbs, Michael B. [Michael] (Gaye) {FE} Email: mbhobbs@netpath.net 

(BU) Davis Street - 01041 FAX: (336) 226-8405 

*606 E Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215-5922 (O) (336) 227-3784 

528 Tarleton Ave, Burlington, NC 27215-4910 (H) (336) 226-6663 

Hockett, Margaret B. [Margaret] (Jerry) {LP} 
(Wl) Epworth - 12361 

PO Box 3455, Wilmington, NC 28406-0455 (O) (910) 762-1407 

*111 Sassangue Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429-6227 (H) (910) 675-2600 

Hocutt, Allison Brady [Al] (Paula) {PM} 
(SA) Mount Pleasant - 11481 

269 Manns Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (O) (919) 929-8845 

*920 Manns Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (H) (919) 967-8578 

Hodge, Rudolph H. [Rudy] {RM} 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*5348 Barclay Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1202 (H) (919) 851-7362 



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Hodgin, Hubert Howard [Hugo] (Sue) {RM} Email: husuhodgin@infoave.net 

(BU) Retired Minister 

PO Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287 (O) (704) 249-8186 

*110 Westover Dr, Lexington, NC 27292-2340 (H) (704) 249-3109 

Holliday, William Ervin [William] (Elizabeth M.) {FE} Email: emholliday@juno.com 
(EC) Wanchese: Bethany - 03381 

PO Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981-0239 (O) (252) 473-5254 

*PO Box 609, Wanchese, NC 27981-0609 (H) (252) 473-5438 

Hollis, Thomas M. [Tom] (Ann) {FE} Email: tmhollis@juno.com 

(RA) Wh.Plains-Mbrshp/Evan.Min. - 08091 

*P O Box 158, Cary, NC 27512 (O) (919) 467-4991 

101 Mainsail Dr., Cary, NC 27511-7202 (H) (919) 380-0039 

Holmes, Audrey C. [Audrey] {FE} Email: achacmkem@aol.com 

(RO) Saint Pauls - 09521 

406 W Broad St, St. Pauls, NC 28384 (O) (910) 865-4301 

*519 N Wilkinson Dr, St. Pauls, NC 28384-1238 (H) (910) 865-4226 

Holtsclaw, Thomas G. [Tom] (Jan) {FE} 

(GR) Jarvis Memorial - 06121 FAX: (252) 752-9377 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858-2301 (O) (252) 752-3101 

107 Williamsburg Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-6325 (H) (252) 756-4645 

Hood, Elizabeth Hackney [Beth] (Paul) {FE} 
(SA) Lemon Springs - 11191 

(O) (919) 776-9315 

*P Box 129, Lemon Springs, NC 28355-0129 (H) (919) 776-8072 

Hood, Jean L. [Jean] (Elizabeth) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*2747 US Highway 13 South, Goldsboro, NC 27530-8913 (H) (919) 689-9850 

Hoogerland, Thomas D. [Tom] (Wynell) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*202 Kuwicki Rd, Pikeville, NC 27863-8431 (H) (919) 739-6566 

Home, Alvin M. [Al] (Susan) {FE} 

(BU) Friendship - 01241 

4612 Friendship Patterson Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-8682 . (O) (336) 227-0381 

*4702 Friendship Patterson Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-9619 . (H) (336) 227-7733 

Home, Herbert Franklin [Herb] (Hazel) {RL} 

(NB) Retired Local Pastor 

*PO Box 728, Mavsville, NC 28555-0728 (H) (252) 346-6409 

Horton, Benjamin Edward [Ben] {LP} 
(Wl) Garland - 12130 

(O) (910) 529-3051 

*PO Box 427, Garland, NC 28441-0427 (H) (910) 343-0161 

House, Thomas H. [Brother Tom] (Madelyn) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1000 Wesley Pines Rd #104, Lumberton, NC 28358-2148 (H) (910) 738-3686 

Howell, Karen Caraway [Karen] {LP} 

(Wl) Burgaw-12050/Wes.Chap.-12321 -Assoc 

P O Box 10472, Wilmington, NC 28405 (O) (910) 686-4041 

*1795 Hwy 210 W, Hampstead, NC 28443 (H) (910) 270-4624 

Hoyle, Jr., William S. [Will] (Lisa) {PM} 
(GO) Kenly-Buckhorn - 05250 

(O) (919) 284-2139 

*P O Box 155, Kenly, NC 27542-0155 (H) (919) 284-2192 

Hubbard, Charles S. [Charlie] (Mercer) {RM} 

(SA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 542-1409 

*PO Box 58, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0058 . (H) (919) 542-2060 

Huckaby, Jr., Robert L. [Rob] (Susan Y.) {FD} Email: rob.. asbury@juno.com 

(RA) Asbury - Deacon - 0831 1 FAX: (919) 847-7532 

*6612 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613-3644 (O) (919) 847-2818 

5232 Troutman Ln, Raleigh, NC 27613-1415 (H) (919) 881-0990 



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Hudson, Pamela Jo [Pamela] {FE} 

(RM) EXTMIN - Chaplain, First Health Hospice, Inc FAX: (910) 295-3720 

PO Box 1956, Pinehurst, NC 28370-1956 (O) (910) 215-6014 

*980 N. May St. #1, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (H) (910) 692-4119 

Huffines, Terry L. [Terry] (Lisa) {FE} Email: huff@pindigital.net 

(GO) Pine Forest - 05161 

*867 NC 581 S., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 735-5161 

720 NC 581 S„ Goldsboro, NC 27530 (H) (919) 736-1910 

Huffman, Virgil B. [Butch] (Ann) {FE} Email: bhuffman@esn.net 

(GO) Daniels Memorial - 05131 

2802 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4519 (O) (919) 778-2350 

*2803 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4518 (H) (919) 778-0967 

Huggins, III, H. Sidney [Sid] (Kay) {FE} Email: shuggins@nccumc.org 

(GR) Greenville District Super FAX: (252) 321-8787 

*215 Commerce St, Greenville, NC 27858-5029 (O) (252) 756-3918 

101 Martinsborouqh Rd, Greenville, NC 27858-6204 (H) (252) 353-7011 

Huggins, Johnnie S. [Johnnie] (Ruby) {RAM} 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*2701 Preston Woods Ln Apt 1, Favetteville, NC 28304-3628 ... (H) (910) 483-6796 

Humphreys, Chris Dwight [Chris] {FL} Email: chrish@nccumc.org 

(RM) South Rosemary - 10271 

(O) (252) 537-0730 

*1931 Willow Street, Roaonoke Rapids, NC 27870-4267 (H) (252) 537-1587 

Humphries, James Edward [Jim] (Lisa) {SP} Email: jimlisa@coastalnet.com 

(GO) Seven Springs - 05351 

*PO Box 64, Seven Springs, NC 28578-0064 (H) (252) 569-2871 

Hunnings, Bess G. [Bess] (Hank) {FE} 

(DU) Epworth - Associate - 02181 FAX: (919) 490-2952 

3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3832 (O) (919) 489-6557 

*910 Sunstone Dr, Durham, NC 27712-1500 (H) (919) 471-0531 

Hunnings, Henry M. [Hank] (Bess) {RAM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*910 Sunstone Dr, Durham, NC 27712-1500 (H) (919) 471-0531 

Hunt, Harold [Harold] (Carol) {LP} Email: hhunt@vacationtime.com 

(NB) Haw Branch - 07161 FAX: (910) 671-3010 

701 N. Elm St., Lumberton, NC 28358 (O) (910) 671-3020 

*PO Box 1531, Pembroke, NC 28372-1531 (H) (910) 521-3654 

Hunt, Terry [Terry] (Gloria) {SP} Email: pastor@intrstar.net 

(RO) Pleasant Grove - 09371 

*PO Box 2112, Pembroke, NC 28372-2112 (H) (910) 521-4707 

Hunter, J. Manly [Jack] (Wilma) {RM} 
(SA) Jones Chapel - 11181 

1209 Jones Chapel Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-8247 (O) (919) 774-4026 

*2212 Tanqlewood Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-8242 (H) (919) 776-4913 

Hunter, Jack L. [Jack] (Carolyn) {FE} Email: jhunter@nccumc.org 

(SA) Sanford District Super FAX: (919) 774-6558 

*1511 Columbine Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-8276 (H) (919) 775-7041 

Huskins, James R. [Jim] (Linda) {FE} Email: KE4FKP@aol.com 

(EC) Hatteras -03150 

(O) (252) 986-2149 

*PO Box 310, Hatteras, NC 27943-0310 (H) (252) 986-2254 

Hutcherson, Cyrus B. [Cy] {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*2720 Windemere Dr., #306, Valdosta, GA 31602-4116 (H) (912) 242-0910 

Hutchins, David Carl [David] (Lynn) {SP} Email: david@nuteknet.com 

(SA) Bynum - 11061 

*PO Box 6, Bynum, NC 27228-0006 (H) (919) 542-4715 



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Hutchinson, Charles H. [Charles] (Iris) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 1507, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-1507 (H) (828) 452-4088 

Ingram, Geraldine D. [Gerry] (Kelly) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*102 Mainsail Drive, Cary, NC 27511 (H) (919) 319-1591 

Ingram, O. Kelly [Kelly] (Gerry) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*102 Mainsail Dr, Cary, NC 27511 (H) (919) 319-1591 

Innes, Randall E. [Randy] (Emily) {FE} 
(BU) Elon College: First -01201 

*1630 Westbrook Ave, Elon College, NC 27244-9286 (O) (336) 584-5263 

1331 Granville St, Burlington, NC 27215-2153 (H) (336) 227-3993 

Irvine, Robert J. [Bob] (Janet) {FD} Email: bobirvine@aol.com 

(DU) DU:Duke Mem. - Deacon - 02161 FAX: (919) 682-3349 

*504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 683-3467 

3201 Lassiter St, Durham, NC 27707-3879 (H) (919) 493-3756 

Jackson, Jerry A. [Jerry] (Annette) {FE} Email: jajackso@onslowonline.net 

(NB) Northwoods - 07181 FAX: (910) - 

*1528 Gum Branch Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5216 (O) (910) 346-9726 

113 McRae Ct, Jacksonville, NC 28546-5810 (H) (910) 347-1338 

Jackson, Lester P. [Lester] (Henrietta) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*308 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856-1648 (H) (252) 459-2355 

Jackson, Richard C. [Richard] (Cheryl) {FE} 
(FA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Army 

55th Medical Group, Ft. Bragg, NC (O) (910) 396-9878 

*5998 Snow Goose Court, Fayetteville, NC 28304 (H) (910) 426-4060 

Jackson, Wilbur I. [Wil] (Carolyn) {FE} Email: gibbs@nconline.com 

(RO) Laurinburg:First - 09181 

*101 W Church St, Laurinburg, NC 28352-3744 (O) (910) 276-1593 

1304 Franklin Ave, Laurinburq, NC 28352-3427 (H) (910) 276-1939 

Jacobs, Harold Dean [Harold] (Edna) {FD} 

(RO) Prospect - Deacon - 09381 FAX: (910) 521-2168 

*Rr 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (O) (910) 521-2111 

PO Box 1348, Pembroke, NC 28372-1348 (H) (910) 521-8669 

Jarrett, Eddie Jo V. [Eddie Jo] {RM} Email: jarrett.eddiejo@usa.net 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (404) 727-2605 

(O) (404) 370-3100 

*P O Box 641, Decatur, GA 30031-0614 (H) (404) 378-2798 

Jarvis, Dwight C. [Dwight] (Ann) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*6203 Lookout Loop, Raleigh, NC 27612 (H) (919) 845-9168 

Jeffries, Jonathan David [Jonathan] (Heather) {PM} 

(RA) Highland - Assoc. - 08381 FAX: (919) 787-4251 

1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3143 (O) (919) 787-4240 

*3325 Ocotea St, Raleigh, NC 27607 (H) (919) 786-4857 

Jeffries, William M. [Bill] (Jo Anne) {FE} Email: billjumc@hotmail.com 

(EC) Murfreesboro - 03231 

*PO Box 392, Murfreesboro, NC 27855-0392 (O) (252) 398-4556 

304 S 4th St, Murfreesboro, NC 27855-2002 (H) (252) 398-4551 

Jenkins, David Omar [David] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Christian Council of Metro Atlanta . . FAX: (404) 627-6626 

M65 Blvd., SE, Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30312-3430 

1788 Delaware Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307 

Jenkins, Edith Dudley [Edith] (Carroll) {FE} 

(GR) Chocowinity-06071/Warren's Cha - 06151 

*412 E Main St, Washington, NC 27889-5039 (H) (252) 946-7542 



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Jenks, Gregory Keith [Greg] (Beth) {FE} Email: christcommunityumc@juno.com 

(RA) Christ Community - 08651 FAX: (919) 553-9770 

(O) (919) 553-9770 

*143 Alan Lane, Clayton, NC 27520 (H) (919) 550-8799 

Jernigan, Julius O. [J. O] (Ruth) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*5736 Dobson Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3451 (H) (910) 488-2629 

Jessee, D. Douglas [Doug] (Beverly) {FE} 
(RA) Cary: First - 08051 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511-3301 (O) (919) 467-1861 

100 Graywick Way, Cary, NC 27513-1609 (H) (919) 380-8690 

Johnson, C. Reginald [Reg] (Diane) {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Dean of the Chapel, Asbury Theo. Seminary 

Asbury Theological Sem., Wilmore, KY 40390 (O) (606) 858-2219 

*525 Talbott Dr, Wilmore, KY 40390-1041 (H) (606) 858-3081 

Johnson, Doris J. [Doris] {RL} 
(EC) Retired Local Pastor 

*PO Box 365, Harrellsville, NC 27942-0365 (H) (252) 356-2279 

Johnson, George W. [George] {FE} 

(RA) Hayes Barton - 08371 FAX: (919) 832-4029 

*PO Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628-6088 (O) (919) 832-6435 

2307 Faii-view Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2242 (H) (919) 783-7842 

Johnson, Glenda N. [Glenda] (William) {FE} Email: gjohnson@nccumc.org 

(DU) Durham District Super FAX: (919) 956-9172 

*522 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701-3116 (O) (919) 682-6439 

5 Timbercreek Ct, Durham, NC 27712-9530 (H) (919) 471-0336 

Johnson, J. Donald [Don] (Joanne) {FE} Email: donjoannej@aol.com 

(BU) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Dept.of Pastoral Care.NC Mem. Hospital 

*100 Highland Trl, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8625 (H) (919) 929-8524 

Johnson, Kathryn Rives [Kay] {FE} Email: esumc@abercom.com 

(RA) Edenton Street - Associate - 08351 FAX: (919) 829-5780 

*228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1714 (O) (919) 832-7535 

2124 Cowper Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608-1324 (H) (919) 782-9508 

Johnson, Lawrence E. [Larryl (Bernice) {FE} Email: 1john6@gte.net 

(DU) Reconciliation - 02571 . ". FAX: (919) 484-0558 

PO Box 52326, Durham, NC 27717-2326 (O) (919) 484-0600 

*507 Tuggle St., Durham, NC 27713-1635 (H) (919) 544-7513 

Johnson, Marilyn H. [Marilyn] (Floyd J.) {DM} 
(NB) Retired Diaconal Min. 

1408 Kimberly Rd, New Bern, NC 28562 (H) (252) 638-1372 

Johnson, III, Paul Jones [Skip] (Ann) {FE} Email: skipj@mindspring.com 

(RA) 337.1 - Appointed in N.GA Conference FAX: (770) 972-5846 

*2428 E Main St, Snellville, GA 30278-3337 (O) (770) 972-9360 

1667 Stony Creek Way SW, Lilburn, GA 30247-2596 (H) (770) 978-2825 

Johnston, III, Walter [Walter] {LP} 
(EC) Harrellsville - 03040 

*Rt 1, Box 182 B, Gatesville, NC 27938 (H) (252) 357-1837 

Jolly, Judith O. [Judy] {FD} Email: jjollydce@aol.com 

(GR) EXTMIN - Deacon - Christian Ed.Dir., GR District 

(O) (252) 948-0361 

*169 Bayou Place, Washington, NC 27889 . (H) (252) 948-0271 

Jones, Jr., Barney Lee [Barney] (Marjorie) {RM} Email: sippihaw@aol.com 

(DU) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 3058, Bridgehampton, NY 11932-3058 (H) (516) 537-0301 

Jones, Daniel P. [Dan] {FL} Email: danjones@nccumc.org 

(FA) Mamers - 04370 

*P O Drawer 545, Mamers, NC 27552-0545 (H) (910) 893-5264 



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Jones, Donnie L. [Donnie] (Brenda) {SP} 
(DU) Granville-Vance - 02320 

*322 Linden Ave, Oxford, NC 27565-3615 (O) (919) 693-8366 

522 Salem Rd, Oxford, NC 27565-6451 (H) (919) 693-4150 

Jones, George A. [George] (Bonnie) {FE} 
(RM) Roanoke Rapids: First 

*PO Box 277, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-0277 (O) (252) 537-2173 

407 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-1919 (H) (252) 537-4462 

Jones, Linwood S. [Lindy] (Phyllis) {AM} Email: ljones62@juno.com 

(RM) Trinity Parish - 10380 

P O Box 178, Battleboro, NC 27809-0153 (O) (252) 442-9260 

*PO Box 153, Battleboro, NC 27809-0153 (H) (252) 977-3311 

Jones, Norwood L. [Norwood] (Helen) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*321 Barbour St, Clayton, NC 27520-2405 (H) (919) 553-2492 

Jones, O. Joseph [Joe] (Gladys) {IS} 
(DU) Mt. Carmel - 02631 

*PO Box 124, Henderson, NC 27536-0124 (H) (252) 492-3878 

Jones, Vassar W. [Vassar] (Ruby H.) {RM} 
(BU) Yanceyville -01491 

*418 W Gordon St, Roxboro, NC 27573-4922 (H) (336) 599-9203 

Jordan, Bobby L. [Bobby] (Linda P.) {AM} 
(RO) Cordova - 09061 

POBox 279, 134 Ledbetter St., Cordova, NC 28330 (O) (910) 997-5492 

*POBox 279, 132 Ledbetter St., Cordova, NC 28330 (H) (910) 895-4836 

Jordan, Harry [Harry] (Fran) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*2200 Chelsea Dr NW, Wilson, NC 27896-1477 (H) (252) 237-8113 

Joyce, Eric Randall [Eric] (Paige) {LP} 
(RO) Beaver Dam-Green Lake - 09020 

(O) (910) 692-2715 

*106 N Pine St, Aberdeen, NC 28315-2748 (H) (910) 944-6055 

Joyce, Johnie L. [Johnie L] (Lou) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd # E-12, Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 382-1973 

Joyce, Thomas E. [Tom] (Laurie) {PM} 
(RM) 337.1 - Appointed in E. OH Conference 

9319 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 (O) (440) 729-9059 

*8364 Lincoln Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026 (H) (440) 729-9093 

Joyner, Jr., F. Belton [Belton] (Toni) {FE} Email: fbjjr@nccumc.org 

(RA) EXTMIN - Admin.Asst.to Bishop & Min.Relations Off. ... FAX: (919) 832-4721 

*PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4108 Brewster Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1712 (H) (919) 851-3894 

Juren, Jerry Jay [Jerry] (Ann) {FE} Email: jurenj@juno.com 

(RM) Rosemary - 10261 

*900 Jackson St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870-2617 (O) (252) 537-3973 

625 Cedar St, Roanoke Rapid, NC 27870-2503 (H) (252) 537-2092 

Kasper, J. Mark [Mark] {FE} Email: aaren@wilmington.net 

(Wl) EXTMIN - Couns., Hemingway Counseling Services 

*908 Elizabeth Dr, Oak Island. NC 28465-8041 (H) (910) 278-1681 

Kelley, Amy Lynn [Amy Lynn] (Benji) {DM} Email: salemchurch@mindspring.com 
(DU) Diaconal Minister - Leave of Absence 

*4471 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258-9795 (H) (336) 376-6545 

Kelley, Benjamin W. [Benji] (Amy Lynn) {PM} Email: salemchurch@mindspring.com 

(BU) Salem (Alamance) - 01421 

4924 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 

*4471 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258-9795 (H) (336) 376-6545 



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Killian, Diana B. [Diana] {OE} 
(RO) Maxton:St.Paul's - 09291 

(O) (910) 844-3792 

*P Box 483, Maxton, NC 28364 (H) (910) 276-0740 

Kimmel, Alfred [Al] (Barbara) {SP} 
(SA) Asbury-Bethlehem - 11020 

*805 Asbury Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 774-0615 

King, Jr., A. Kimsey [Kimsey] (Jean) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

(O) (919) 489-6497 

*5315 Yardley Ter, Durham, NC 27707-9740 (H) (919) 489-6497 

King, Carl Harnett [Carl] {PM} Email: carlking@juno.com 

(FA) Haymount - Associate - 04191 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-6899 (O) (910) 484-0181 

1916 Havilah Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303-4308 (H) (910) 484-2047 

Kinley, Grady L. [Grady] {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*108 Rose Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-8841 (H) (919) 778-3079 

Kirby, Wallace H. [Wallace] (Dixie) {RM} Email: wkirby3680@aol.com 

(DU) Retired Minister FAX: (336) 597-2169 

*PO Box 240, Roxboro, NC 27573-0240 (H) (336) 597-2054 

Knight, R. Norman [Norman] (Ruby) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2801 Westwick Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-3976 (H) (919) 847-0215 

Knott, T. Garland [Garland] (Kathleen) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*5133 Waterbury PI, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1565 (H) (910) 488-3032 

Knowles, Russell R. [Russell] (Jaxie) {RAM} 
(Wl) Brunswick Circuit - 12040 
*PO Box 35, Bolivia, NC 28422-0035 

105 Knox St NE, Bolivia, NC 28422-8653 (H) (910) 253-6211 

Knowles, Jr., Worlise L. [Worley] (Loretta) {LP} 
(NB) Verona -07451 

Hwy 17 S., Verona, NC 28540 (O) (910) 347-7201 

*4100 Yarmouth Rd., New Bern, NC 28562 (H) (252) 633-3055 

Kossan, Joseph E. [Joseph] (Frances) {FE} 
(GO) Jefferson -05141 

*1101 N Jefferson St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-2321 (O) (919) 734-0144 

1502 9th St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-2340 (H) (919) 735-1669 

Krepps, James Robert [Jim] (Donna) {FL} 
(EC) Perquimans - 03290 

*P O Box 98, Winfall, NC 27985-0098 (H) (252) 426-5288 

Kretzu, Robert {FL} 
(GO) Brogden - 05041 

2918 US Hwy 117 S, Dudley, NC 28333 (O) (919) 734-5244 

113 Lake Ave., Dudley, NC 28333-5320 (H) (919) 736-8882 

Krueger, Todd Stephen [Todd] (Martha) {FE} Email: tskumc@nccumc.org 

(RM) Smith - 10341 FAX: (252) 537-8779 

*1215 Smith Church Rd., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

1216 Smith Church Rd., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (H) (252) 537-1343 

Kunka, Alice Kirkman [Alice] (Bob) {DM} Email: akdiaconal@aol.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister - Executive Director, CLAY 

CLAY, 124 Perdue St., Garner, NC 27529 (O) (919) 772-1707 

*204 Birkhaven Dr, Cary, NC 27511-8943 . (H) (919) 851-5106 

Lackey, Duke Caldwell [Duke] (Bettina B.) {FE} Email: dclackey@intrstar.net 

(BU) Front Street - Assoc. - 01071 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216-2597 (O) (336) 227-6263 

*326 Oakland Dr, Burlington, NC 27215-7717 (H) (336) 584-9439 



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Lain, Jr., William Douglas [Doug] (Tara) {SP} 
(BU) Lea's Chapel -01541 

(O) (919) 597-4257 

M940 Leasburq Rd. Roxboro, NC 27573-8928 (H) (336) 597-5796 

Lamb, Kimberly [Kim] (Tom) {DM} Email: stmarks@nuteknet.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister FAX: (919) 787-7548 

*4801 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-5205 (O) (919) 787-0544 

219 Westridqe Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5262 (H) (919) 783-8144 

Lamb, W. Douglas [Doug] (Margaret) {RAM} 
(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*119 W Burkhead St, Whiteville, NC 28472-3202 (H) (910) 642-9235 

Lamm, Dennis Cecil [Dennis] (Jennifer) {LP} Email: lammbo@intrstar.net 

(GR) Stokes - 06340 FAX: (252) 355-6310 

(O) (252) 931-5237 

108 Duke Rd, Winterville, NC 28590-9584 . (H) (252) 355-6310 

Lamneck, Forrest D. [Jack] {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*22437 TR 1203, W. LaFayette, OH 43845 (H) (614) 623-8853 

Lancaster, Charles Hulbert [Charles] (Emily) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 543, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0543 (H) (919) 528-1445 

Lancaster, Ecwood C. [Eckie] (Shirley) {FE} Email: pvumc@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Pine Valley - 12401 FAX: (910) 452-4583 

*3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403-6147 (O) (910) 791-0353 

241 Stonewall Dr, Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 791-3841 

Lancaster, Jr., James R. [James] (Louise) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*5206 Arbor Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311-0652 (H) (910) 822-0133 

Lancaster, Maurice [Maurice] (Helen) {RAM} 
(FA) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*1925 Southern Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28306-1755 (H) (910) 484-1438 

Lancaster, Tryon D. [Tryon] (Anne) {IS} 

(FA) Wesley Heights - 04291 FAX: (910) 630-7253 

5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420 (O) (910) 630-7006 

*3213 Kentyre Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-5340 (H) (910) 484-7053 

Lane, Jr., J. Rodney [Rodney] (Patricia) {RAM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*2991 Burnsville St. SW, Supply, NC 28462 (H) (910) 846-3609 

Langley, Delores Anne [Delores] {FE} Email: dalangley@aol.com 

(DU) Fletcher's Chapel - 02301 

(O) (919) 688-3186 

*2034 Fletchers Chapel Rd, Durham, NC 27703-2820 (H) (919) 688-4850 

Langston, J. Craig [Craig] (Janet) {IS} 
(GO) Turkey -05471 

1307 E. Beech St, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (H) (919) 734-8115 

Lawrence, Teresa E. [Terie] (Bob) {OF} 
(RO) Philadelphia - 09361 

(O) (910) 895-7643 

*5234 Mawood St., Fayetteville, NC 28314 . (H) (910) 867-8746 

Laytham, David Brent [Brent] (Missy) {FE} Email: blaytham@roxboro.net 

(DU) Brookland-Brooksdale - 02050 

(O) (919) 597-9755 

*311 Allensville Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-7003 (H) (336) 599-7040 

Leatherman, Harold F. [Harold] (Wilma) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

601 E Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-3411 (O) (704) 735-7489 

*803 N Laurel St, Lincolnton, NC 28092-2921 (H) (704) 735-2325 



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Leburg, Michael W. [Mike] (Torie) {FE} 
(SA) Star - 11421 

(O) (910) 428-4543 

*P O Box 375, Star, NC 27356 (H) (910) 428-4521 

Lee, Don Paul [Don] (Barbara) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*1607 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6135 (H) (919) 734-4465 

Lee, Henry W. [Henry] (Catherine) {FE} 
(FA) Angier - 0401 1 

PO Box 595, Angier, NC 27501-0595 (O) (919) 639-2176 

*PO Box 1267, Angier, NC 27501-1267 (H) (919) 639-0988 

Lee, James C. [Jim] (Sharon) {FE} Email: jlee@nccumc.org 

(GO) Goldsboro District Super FAX: (919) 734-2677 

*PO Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27533-1516 (O) (919) 734-5324 

617 Handley Acres Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-1703 (H) (919) 734-0843 

Lee, Samuel Sunghwan [Samuel] (Bok Youb Lee) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*18600 E.Colima Rd., H-105, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 (H) (626) 964-6677 

Leeland, Paul L. [Paul] (Janet) {FE} Email: leeland@interpath.com 

(SA) Saint Luke - 11341 FAX: (919) 774-3022 

*2916 Wicker Street Ext, Sanford, NC 27330-7655 (O) (919) 776-2012 

521 N Currie Dr, Sanford, NC 27330-9349 (H) (919) 775-3288 

Leonard, Cecil T. [Cecil] (Lee) {LP} 
(RA) Leah's Chapel-Shiloh - 08230 

*PO Box 531, Franklinton, NC 27525-0531 (H) (919) 494-2741 

Leonhard, Richard [Richard] (Carole) {RL} 
(GR) Retired Local Pastor 

*3183 S Jackson Blvd. Uniontown, OH 44685-9734 (H) (330) 699-5154 

Levin, Dennis P. [Dennis] (Peggy) {FE} Email: ncidrc@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Ayden - 06021 FAX: (252) 746-8504 

*PO Box 335, Ayden, NC 28513-0335 (O) (252) 746-6524 

PO Box 305, Ayden, NC 28513-0305 (H) (252) 746-3852 

Lewis, Henry B. [Henry] (Sara) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*1501 Ashburton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-2510 (H) (919) 851-3129 

Lewis, Jerry D. [Jerry] (Debby) {FE} Email: Lewisj@maxl.au.af.mil 

(NB) EXTMIN - Chaplain, US Air Force FAX: (334) 953-3309 

USAF Ch.Serv.lnst.CPD/HC, 155 N.Twining St., Maxwell AFB, AL 3©)1(334) 953-7705 

*408 Redbud Rd., Millbrook, AL 36054-1621 (H) (334) 285-4043 

Lewis, Richard F. [Dick] (Jo Ann) {AM} 
(RM) Disability Leave 

*PO Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325-0323 (H) (919) 658-3098 

Lewis, Wallace B. [Wallace] (Loretta) {AM} 
(GO) Bethel (Wayne Co.) - 05031 

(O) (252) 778-3502 

*295 La Grange Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-8571 (H) (252) 778-3502 

Lile, Rebecca [Rebecca] (David) {DM} 
(RA) Diaconal Minister - Leave Of Absence 

*100 College Circle, Swannanoa, NC 28779-2002 (H) (828) 298-6157 

Lilliston, Elaine [Elaine] (Andy) {FD} 

(RA) Fuquay Var.-Deacon - 08151 FAX: (919) 557-1567 

*402 N. Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (O) (919) 552-4331 

P O Box 173, Fuguav-Varina, NC 27526 (H) (919) 567-9427 

Lindblade, Jr., Eric N. [Eric] (Susan) {FE} Email: elindblade@aol.com 

(NB) Havelock: First 

*P O Box 324, Havelock, NC 28532 (O) (252) 447-3541 

1012 Orange St, Newport, NC 28570-9677 (H) (252) 223-4742 



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Lindblade, Susan Clayton [Susan] (Eric) {FE} Email: slindblade@aol.com 

(NB) Newport: St. James - 07271 

*P O Box 250, Newport, NC 28570-0250 (O) (252) 223-4231 

1012 Orange St, Newport, NC 28570-9677 (H) (252) 223-4742 

Lister, Joe D. [Joe] (Judy) {RM} Email: jlister@netpath.net 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*129 Overland Dr, Mebane, NC 27302-3303 (H) (919) 563-5554 

Little, Brooks Bivens [Brooks] (Reviline) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*290 Liberty Dr, Waynesville, NC 28786-8917 (O) (828) 456-6650 

5424 Lance Dr, Knoxville, TN 37909-1851 (H) (423) 588-2496 

Little, Milton E. [Milton] (Velva) {LP} 
(FA) Tabor - 04481 

*3531 Godwin Cir, E Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9131 (H) (910) 483-5099 

Little, Stephen N. [Steve] (Marie) {FE} 
(GO) New Hope - 05151 

*200 E New Hope Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7642 (O) (919) 778-1124 

102 Lewis Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7632 (H) (919) 778-3801 

Litzenberger, Charles M. [Charlie] (Annette) {FE} Email: allitz@netpath.net 

(BU) Burlington Circuit - 01030 

*1421 Bethel Methodist Ch. Rd., Burlington, NC 27217-8014 (H) (336) 584-8646 

Lloyd, Jr., Frank I. [Frank] (Dottie) {FE} 
(GO) Wallace -05401 

*301 S College St, Wallace, NC 28466-1425 (O) (910) 285-2857 

207 S Duplin St, Wallace, NC 28466-1433 (H) (910) 285-3350 

Locklear, Bill James [Bill] (Delia) {FE} 

(RO) Prospect - 09381 FAX: (910) 521-2168 

*Rr 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (O) (910) 521-2111 

Rr 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (H) (910) 521-9360 

Locklear, George Lloyd [George] (Sharon) {LP} 
(RO)Ashpole Center -09011 

(O) (910) 738-4866 

*129 George & Molly Dr., Pembroke, NC 28372 (H) (910) 521-4429 

Locklear, Jr., Joel Garth [Joel] (Ruth) {SP} 
(RO) Branch Street - 09231 

P O Box 605, Lumberton, NC 28359 (O) (910) 738-6638 

*504 E Gertrude St, Fairmont, NC 28340-2121 (H) (910) 628-8636 

Locklear, Marshall M. [Marshall] (Lucille) {LP} 
(RO) West Robeson - 09571 

(O) (910) 521-3835 

*PO Box 1357, Pembroke, NC 28372-1357 (H) (910) 521-0544 

Loftis, Thomas E. [Tom] (Cornelia) {FE} Email: tloftis@nccumc.org 

(RM) Rocky Mt. District Super FAX: (252) 443-3620 

*3621 Sheffield Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27803-1235 (H) (252) 443-5540 

Logston, Linda [Linda] {FD} 

(GR) Jarvis Mem.- Deacon - 06121 FAX: (252) 752-9377 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858-2301 (O) (252) 752-3101 

1996 Hyde Dr Apt C, Greenville, NC 27858-7915 (H) (252) 355-3750 

Looney, Patrick [Patrick] {FL} Email: pjlooney@aol.com 

(RA) Jenkins Memorial - 08391 

*725 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 833-4306 

924 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605-1406 (H) (919) 828-8847 

Lopez, Hugo L. [Hugo] (Hilda) {ROE} 
(Wl) Herrings Chapel - 12511 

*436 Day Lilly Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405-2526 (H) (910) 799-1987 

Lovelace, Henry N. [Henry] (Ann) {FE} 

(RA) Apex - 08011 FAX: (919) 362-8851 

100 S Hughes St, Apex, NC 27502-1910 (O) (919) 362-7807 

*PO Box 723, Apex, NC 27502-0723 (H) (919) 362-9241 



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Lovell, Jackie Allen [Allen] (Fran) {PM} 
(BU) Warren's Grove - 01531 

(O) (336) 597-4242 

*5250 Leasburq Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-8934 (H) (336) 597-5272 

Lowdermilk, William P. [Bill] {RM} 

(SA) Retired Minister FAX: (910) 295-2379 

(O) (910) 295-2294 

*200 Blake Blvd. #203-E, Pinehurst, NC 28374-8497 (H) (910) 295-5671 

Lowe, Lloyd James [Jim] (Mary) {OE} Email: jlowe@duplinnet.com 

(GO) Faison - 05081 

*PO Box 417, Faison, NC 28341-0417 (O) (910) 267-1668 

PO Box 340, Faison, NC 28341-0340 (H) (910) 267-2861 

Lowry, Jr., Herbert [Herbert] (Connie) {SP} 

(DU) Longhurst - 02501 FAX: (336) 599-6812 

295 Providence Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4260 (O) (336) 599-6812 

*291 Providence Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4260 (H) (336) 597-4306 

Lowry, Jerry [Jerry] (Doreen) {FE} Email: nag@nccoast.net 

(Wl) Seaside - 12241 FAX: (910) 575-0469 

*1300 Seaside Rd SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-6143 (O) (910) 579-5753 

702 Shoreline Drive E, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-6143 (H) (910) 579-0870 

Loy, James C. [J. C] (Agnes) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 8, Alamance, NC 27201-0008 (H) (336) 570-2542 

Loy, Samuel W. [Sam] (Wanda) {FE} 
(Wl) Burgaw-Watha - 12050 

P O Box 26, Burgaw, NC 28425-0026 (O) (910) 259-2295 

*P O Box 1411, Burqaw, NC 28425 (H) (910) 259-2761 

Loyd, Roger Leroy [Roger] (Leta) {FE} Email: rll@mail.duke.lib.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Prof./Lib., Duke Divinity School FAX: (919) 681-7594 

*PO Box 90972, Durham, NC 27708-0972 (O) (919) 660-3452 

3011 Bexley Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2843 (H) (919) 419-1663 

Lucas, Carolyn [Carolyn] {OF} 
(DU) Lakewood -02211 

2317 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 489-6273 

*2211 Elmwood Ave., Durham, NC 27707 . (H) (919) 489-4335 

Lugar, Lawrence E. [Lawrence] (Jean) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*334 Grape Arbor Dr, Fayettevlle, NC 28301-7203 (H) (910) 485-8541 

Lukens, Douglas J. [Doug] (Nancy) {IS} 
(Wl) Herrings Chapel - 12511 

4595 Staqq Park Rd, Burqaw, NC 28425 (H) (910) 259-8750 

Lupton, James G. [Jim] (Virginia S.) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 188, Simpson, NC 27879-0188 (H) (252) 758-4314 

Lupton, Jr., John Clifton [Johnny] (Bernice) {FL} 
(GR) Rainbow - 06281 

*Rt. 4, Box 48, Snow Hill, NC 28580-9302 (H) (252) 747-2668 

Lykins, Mark E. [Mark] (Patricia J.) {FE} 
(SA) Candor - 11071 

203 S Main St, Candor, NC 27229-8007 (O) (910) 974-4454 

*PO Box 456, Candor, NC 27229-0456 (H) (910) 974-4504 

Lykins, Patricia [Pat] (Mark E.) {FD} 

(SA) Southern Pines - Deacon - 11411 FAX: (910) 692-5875 

*175 Midland Rd, Southern Pnes, NC 28387-3311 (O) (910) 692-3518 

PO Box 456, Candor, NC 27229-0456 (H) (910) 974-4504 

Mackey, John M. [John] (Elizabeth K.) {RM} Email: maco6o.aol.com 

(FA) Retired Minister FAX: (910) 484-5781 

*604 N. Walnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358 (O) (910) 738-8558 

2513 Colgate Dr, Favetteville, NC 28304-3708 (H) (910) 484-1256 



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MacLean, Robert A. [Robert] (Kathleen) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1100 Kittrell Rd„ Kittrell, NC 27544-9018 (H) (252) 430-8218 

Madison, Jr., John Talton [Tal] (Julie) {FE} 
(Wl) LakeWaccamaw - 12171 

P O Box 310, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (O) (910) 646-4471 

*204 Nancy St, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450-1936 (H) (910) 646-3538 

Malloy, David O. [David] (Vevely) {FE} 

(RO) New Hope - 09501 FAX: (910) 276-1242 

210 Martin Luther King Street, Rowland, NC 28383 (O) (910) 422-3434 

*11841 Barnes Bridge Rd.. Laurinburq, NC 28352-9801 (H) (910) 276-9415 

Malloy, Jr., James Edward [James] {FE} 
(RO) Rhyne Memorial - 09391 

(O) (910) 843-3791 

*PO Box 693. Red Springs, NC 28377-0693 (H) (910) 843-2752 

Maness, Tracy A. [Tracy] (Jackie) {RM} Email: Tracy32@juno.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*6101 Parker Croft Ct, Raleigh, NC 27609-8208 (H) (919) 847-8871 

Mangum, Robert L. [Bob] (Neila) {FE} Email: mangum@sejac.-umc.org 

(RO) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir.,SEJ Agency for Native American Min FAX: (828) 456-4040 

*PO Box 67, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0067 (O) (828) 452-2881 

109 Jarvis St, Waynesville, NC 28786-4424 (H) (828) 452-2826 

Mann, Milton T. [Milton] (Gaye) {FE} Email: mtm@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Washington: First - 06391 FAX: (252) 946-3524 

*PO Box 715, Washington, NC 27889-0715 (O) (252) 946-3311 

107 Bath Cir., Washington, NC 27889 (H) (252) 946-2539 

Mann, W. Joseph [Joe] (Ann) {FE} Email: jmann@tde.org 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Rural Church Div, Duke Endowment . . . FAX: (919) 489-3350 

*PO Box 51307, Durham, NC 27717-1307 (O) (919) 489-3359 

2319 Gaddy Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-7605 (H) (919) 781-4908 

Marlowe, Walter Bryan [Walt] (Wendy) {FL} 
(Wl) Hallsboro - 12141 

(O) (910) 646-4105 

*P O Box 28, Hallsboro, NC 28442 (H) (910) 646-3338 

Marsicano, Leslie Montfort [Leslie] (Michael) {FE} Email: lemarsic@davidson.edu 
(DU) EXTMIN - Associate Dean of Students, Davidson College FAX: (704) 892-2005 

PO Box 1719, Davidson, NC 28036-1719 (O) (704) 892-2225 

*1935 S Wendover Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211-2141 (H) (704) 364-4642 

Martin, Jerry Dean [Jerry] (Maureen) {PM} 
(SA) Ether - 11141 

PO Box 156, Ether, NC 27247-0156 (O) (910) 428-4007 

*PO Box 214, Ether, NC 27247-0214 (H) (910) 428-2272 

Martin, III, Sam Francis [Sam] (Amy) {FE} Email: theword@bellsouth.net 

(RA) New Life - 08661 FAX: (919) 363-9985 

*1939-139 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 363-9985 

105 Unaka Ct., Apex, NC 27502 (H) (919) 363-6559 

Mason, Glenn E. [Glenn] (Elaine) {FE} Email: spectrt@bellsouth.com 

(RA) Macedonia - 08071 

2904 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-9222 (O) (919) 851-1551 

*3508 Campbell Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-4432 (H) (919) 851-4724 

Mason, Jr., Lemuel R. [Lem] (Delphia) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*25 Jackson Ave, Buckhannon, WV 26201-8814 (H) (304) 472-3637 

Massey, Gerald R. [Gerald] (Dorothy) {RAM} 
(GO) Mt. Carmel - 05301 

*P O Box 3202, Eureka, NC 27830 (H) (919) 242-4532 

Maultsby, III, J. Alexander [Alex] (Nancy L.) {FE} 
(Wl) Carolina Beach:St.Paul - 12221 

*P O Box 356, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-0356 (O) (910) 458-5310 

313 Wilson Ave., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (H) (910) 458-8048 



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May, Raegan V. [Raegan] (Lee) {FE} Email: christum@intrex.net 

(BU) Christ - 01501 FAX: (919) 969-7876 

*100 Westqreen Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-9180 (O) (919) 969-8820 

Maynard, Randall Grey [Randy] (Cindy) {FE} Email: farmumc@skantech.net 

(GR) Farmville - 06091 FAX: (252) 753-6062 

*PO Box 153, Farmville, NC 27828-0153 (O) (252) 753-4803 

204 Hillcrest Dr, Farmville, NC 27828-1204 (H) (252) 753-4774 

Mayo, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Judy) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1205 Ann St. Rockingham, NC 28379-3041 (H) (910) 997-4963 

McCarver, Clyde G. [Clyde] (Frances) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

PO Box 1021, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-1021 (O) (828) 456-9843 

*322 Oakdale Dr, Hartsville, SC 29550-8062 (H) (843) 332-9473 

McCranie, Glenn H. [Glenn] (Vi) {OE} Email: ghmccranie@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) Currituck - 03080 

P O Box 648, Grandy, NC 27939 (O) (252) 453-3559 

*P O Box 493, Grandy, NC 27939 (H) (252) 453-6046 

McDonald, Walter N. [Walter] (Joyce) {RM} Email: walternmac@aol.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*305 Sunset Ave, Louisburq, NC 27549-2433 (H) (919) 496-3757 

McDougald, Arletha M. [Arletha] (George) {LP} Email: amcdoug106@aol 

(RO) Fairmont: Pleasant Grove - 09561 FAX: (910) 843-2598 

*PO Box 731, Red Springs, NC 28377-0731 (H) (910) 843-8782 

McDougald, Jr., George [George] (Arletha) {AM} 

(RO) Cool Spring - 09581 FAX: (910) 843-2598 

16301 Scotch Grove Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 277-8392 

PO Box 731, Red Springs, NC 28377-0731 (H) (910) 843-8782 

McElroy, Steven W. [Steve] (Lori) {FE} 

(SA) Pinehurst - 11491 FAX: (910) 215-0799 

*PO Box 4504, Pinehurst, NC 28374-4504 (O) (910) 215-4559 

123 Pinesage Dr, West End, NC 27376-9775 (H) (910) 295-6447 

McGarvey, Gregory L. [Gregg] (Nanci) {PM} 
(RM) Hornes-Sims-10130/Gold Vail. - 10191 

(O) (252) 237-4616 

*165 W. Homes Church Rd., Wilson, NC 27896 (H) (252) 243-3658 

McKee, Robert F. [Robert] {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*221 Emerald Way, Spartanburg, SC 29302-4600 (H) (864) 582-0012 

McKenzie, Charles E. [Charles] (Judy) {FE} 
(EC) City Road -03111 

PO Box 535, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27907-0535 (O) (252) 335-2658 

*509 N Road St, Elizabeth Cty. NC 27909-4065 (H) (252) 335-1340 

McKenzie, Jr., G. Robert [Bob] (Frances) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*2704 Edgewood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215-4796 (H) (336) 584-1733 

McKita, Carleton P. [Carleton] (Margaret) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister FAX: (252) 937-5212 

Curtis Ellis Dr., Hospice, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (252) 937-5200 

*3508 Hawthorne Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3809 (H) (252) 937-4364 

McLamb, Howard M. [Howard] (Azile) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*194 Sprinqmoor Dr, Raleigh, NC 27615-4300 (H) (919) 848-7163 

McLaurin, Horace L. [Horace] (Wanda) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*205 Trolley Ct, New Bern, NC 28560-5453 (H) (252) 635-2948 

McLean, James H. [James] (Betty) {AM} Email: jhmclean@nternet.net 

(NB) Midway-Bethlehem - 07260 

*PO Box 48, Stella, NC 28582-0048 (O) (252) 393-2698 

139 Weth'rngtn Landing Rd, Stella, NC 28582 (H) (252) 393-2698 



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McLendon, James Earl [Earl] (Marie) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*Rr 23 Box 498, E Fayettevlle, NC 28301-9120 (H) (910) 483-9967 

McLeod, Walter E. [Walter] (Delores) {FE} 
(RA) Wilson Temple - 08531 

*1023 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 828-9989 

1021 Oberlin Rd.. Raleigh, NC 27605-1198 (H) (919) 828-1244 

McMillan, III, Samuel D. [Mack] (Paige) {FE} 
(RA) New Beginnings (new church) - 08671 

*P O Box 1076, Youngsville, NC 27596 (O) (919) 562-8780 

702 Tyler Run. Wake Forest, NC 27587 (H) (919) 554-3258 

McMillan, Jr., Samuel Duncan [Sam] (Fran) {FE} Email: smcmillan@isaac.net 

(Wl) Wesley Memorial - 12441 FAX: (910) 791-2329 

1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-5104 (O) (910) 791-4092 

*3325 Amber Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409-2550 (H) (910) 791-5071 

McQuade, J. Stanley[Stanley](Frances){FE} Email:mcquade@webster.campbell.edu 

(RA) EXTMIN - Methodist Chap., Campbell University FAX: (910) 893-1807 

PO Box 158, Buies Creek, NC 27506-0158 (O) (910) 893-1771 

*56 Wallace Ln, Lillinqton, NC 27546-9775 (H) (910) 893-2758 

McQueen, Randall S. [Randy] (Jacky) {SP} Email: mcqueen1@juno.com 

(SA) Chatham-Cedar Grove - 11110 

103 Woodberry Frst, Pittsboro, NC 27312-6041 (H) (919) 542-3006 

Meadows, Dan E. [Dan] (Sarah) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*11238 NC 581 S., Bailey, NC 27807-9501 (H) (252) 235-4835 

Megill, George C. [George] (June) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*517 Grove Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-1607 (H) (919) 859-2167 

Melvin, Jr., B. Fallon [Fallon] (Betty) {AM} 
(RA) Edenton Street - 08351 

228 W. Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1790 (O) (919) 832-7535 

*536 Starburst Ln, Raleigh, NC 27603-9107 (H) (919) 662-0538 

Melvin, Benjamin R. [Benny] (Grace) {FE} 
(SA) Pittsboro: First - 11281 

PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0716 (O) (919) 542-2330 

*PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312-0716 (H) (919) 542-4525 

Mentzer, James G. [Jim] (Jo Ann) {PM} 
(SA) Cumnock-Hickory Mtn. -11130 

*19 S Lakeshore Dr, Whispering Pines, NC 28327-9303 (H) (910) 949-2349 

Mercer, Charles H. [Charles] (Florrie) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 603, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0603 (H) (828) 456-8028 

Merchant, Michele R. [Michele] {FE} Email: mmerchan@chw.edu 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Pastoral Ed., St.Mary's Med.Ctr FAX: (415) 750-8126 

*450 Stanyan St., San Francisco, CA 94117 (O) (415) 750-5719 

1539 Greenwich St., #12, San Francisco, CA 94123 (H) (415) 346-1048 

Metcalf, Ellen H. [Ellen] {FE} Email: metca003@mc.duke.edu 

(DU) 416.6 - Appointed to Attend School 

Past.Care.Duke Med.Ctr., Durham, NC 27710 (O) (919) 684-3586 

*P O Box 3296, Durham, NC 27715 (H) (919) 286-0029 

Methvin, Rayford H. [Rayford] (Pauline) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*108 Lakeview Court, Garner, NC 27529 

Metzger, James [Jim] {FL} 

(GR) Bell Arthur - 06050 

477 E. Main St, Belhaven, NC 27810 (H) (252) 943-2684 



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Meyer, Kris R. [Kris] (Carol) {SP} Email: krm@acpub.duke.edu 

(GO) Micro-Fellowship - 05280 

*5031 Princeton Kenly Rd, Kenly, NC 27542-9569 (H) (919) 284-4530 

Midgett, III, Peleg D. [P.D.] (Carol (Cookie)) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*1002 Bussells Turn, Southport, NC 28461-2699 (H) (910) 457-5556 

Millan, Hector [Hector] (Rafaela) {OF} 
(SA) Chatham-Lee Hispanic Min. - 11120 

123 E. Chestnut St., Siler City, NC 27344 (O) (919) 663-0011 

*406 Dowd St, Siler City, NC 27344-4027 (H) (919) 663-3425 

Miller, Jr., James H. [Jimmy] (Susan) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*3734 Hwy 258 S., Kinston, NC 28504-9224 (H) (252) 527-1606 

Miller, Keith A. [Keith] (Lynne) {OE} Email: keithm@mail.clis.com 

(NB) Harkers Island - 07121 

(O) (252) 728-7015 

*P O Box 307, Harkers Island, NC 28531-0307 (H) (252) 728-4368 

Miller, Lon William [Lon] (Marilyn) {FE} Email: skypilot@nternet.net 

(GR) Swan Quarter - 06250 

*P O Box 129, Swan Quarter, NC 27885-0129 (H) (252) 926-4791 

Miller, Theodore Ralph [T. R] (Marcia) {PM} 
(GO) Salem -05211 

(O) (919) 735-9210 

*2706 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-7914 (H) (919) 735-1318 

Milton, Stuart M. [Stuart] (Teresa) {FE} Email: revstu@aol.com 

(RA) Disciple - 08631 FAX: (919) 461-3703 

*1939 High House Rd Suite 112, Cary, NC 27513-8452 (O) (919) 363-5700 

119 Mint Hill Dr, Apex, NC 27502-6103 (H) (919) 303-1313 

Minnick, Gregory Carlton [Gregory] {AM} Email: minnickg@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Macon - 10480 

*P O Box 10, Macon, NC 27551-0010 (H) (252) 257-4744 

Minnick, Jonathan Allen [Jay] (Allana) {FE} Email: jamahm@aol.com 

(RA) Pleasant Grove - 08451 

4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613-3132 (O) (919) 787-7763 

*6401 Pleasant Pines Dr, Raleigh, NC 27613-1917 (H) (919) 783-8524 

Mitchell, Charles Maness [Maness] (Vivian) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*622 Wimbleton Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-4350 (H) (919) 787-3311 

Mitchell, Jerry E. [Jerry] (Diane) {LP} 
(GO) Garris Chapel - 05121 

*823 Piney Grove Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-7715 (O) (252) 566-4355 

163 Sutton Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-9108 (H) (919) 778-1887 

Mitchell, John D. [John] (Helen) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*120 Ebenezer Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530-9467 (H) (919) 734-4440 

Mitchell, Jr., William K. [Bill] (Carolee J.) {FE} 
(SA) Center - 11101 

*4141 S Plank Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 775-5748 

4147 S Plank Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-7559 (H) (919) 775-5300 

Moehring, David [David] (Myrna) {FE} Email: dommjm@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) South Camden - 03340 

(O) (252) 335-7565 

*118 S Hwy 343, Camden, NC 27921 (H) (252) 335-7500 

Mooney, Jr., Robert C. [Bob] (Nell) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*504 Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-6230 (H) (336) 229-0224 

Moore, Donna Susan [Susan] {FE} 

(Wl) Disability Leave 

*6757 David Moore Rd, Elon College, NC 27244-9538 (H) (336) 584-0034 



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Moore, Robert F. [Bob] (Burnell) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1400 Redden St, Fairmont, NC 28340-1424 (H) (910) 628-7897 

Moorman, Julian Pierce [Julian] (Douglas) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2225-8 Stonehenqe Dr., Raleigh, NC 27615 (H) (919) 845-0632 

Morgan, Deborah [Deborah] {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Couns.,Duke Cancer Patient Support Program 

Duke Cancer Pat. Sup. Prog., Durham, NC 27710 (O) (919) 684-8564 

M315 Peachway Dr, Durham, NC 27705-7301 (H) (919) 489-3242 

Morgan, Robert W. [Bob] (Seleta) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*2202 W. Nash St, #C-1, Wilson, NC 27896-1780 (H) (252) 243-4761 

Morris, Alvin J. [Al] (Faye) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

M358 Manlev Smith Rd, Nakina, NC 28455 (H) (910) 642-4895 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman [Brigitte] (Graham) {FD} 
(DU) Oxford - Deacon - 02441 

P O Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565 (O) (919) 693-4091 

*607 Sunset Ave, Oxford, NC 27565-2841 (H) (919) 690-8670 

Morris, Homer E. [Homer] (Debra) {FE} Email: fumc@intrstar.net 

(FA) Clinton:First - 04031 FAX: (910) 592-8836 

*PO Box 800, Clinton, NC 28329-0800 (O) (910) 592-2035 

407 Pineview Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-2126 (H) (910) 592-2710 

Morrison, Charles K. [Charles] (Carolyn) {FE} 

(GO) St. Paul - 05201 FAX: (919) 734-2968 

*204 E Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-4813 (O) (919) 734-2965 

119 Overbrook Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4309 (H) (919) 734-4050 

Morrison, J. Edward [Ed] (Norma) {FE} Email: emorrison@nccumc.org 

(RO) Rock'ghm District Super FAX: (910) 276-6641 

*P O Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 

1304 W. Church St., Laurinburq, NC 28353 (H) (910) 276-6641 

Morrow, Jr., Floyd R. [Floyd] (Barbara) {FE} 
(BU) New Hope-Purley - 01360 

*4385 Blanch Rd, Blanch, NC 27212-9653 (H) (336) 694-4020 

Morton, Dean Healy [Dean] (Alice) {LP} 
(Wl) Kelly:Trinity - 12281 

*3425 Chalmers Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409-6909 (H) (910) 791-6484 

Morton, III, Elva L. [Bud] (Donna) {LP} 
(NB) Maysville - 07221 

*551 Island Creek Rd, Pollocksville, NC 28573-9451 (H) (252) 224-3401 

Moseley, Charles K. [Charles] (Peggy) {FE} Email: chmose@mail.gld.com 

(GO) St. Luke - 05191 FAX: (919) 734-7474 

*1608 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6136 (O) (919) 734-7714 

1605 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6135 (H) (919) 734-5019 

Moser, R. E. Lee [Lee] (Kurlee) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*1741 Belmont Alamance Rd, Burlington, NC 27215-8699 (H) (336) 228-0756 

Moser, Rachel Tucker [Rachel] (Rick) {FE} Email: rtmoser@aol.com 

(BU) Saxapahaw - 01431 

PO Box 268, Saxapahaw, NC 27340-0268 (O) (919) 376-3630 

M150 Mount Hermon Rock Crk Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9107 ... (H) (336) 376-3504 
Moser, Rick A. [Rick] (Rachel) {FE} Email: mthch@netpath.net 

(BU) Mount Hermon - 01351 

4178 Mt.Hermon-Rk.Cr.Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (336) 376-3119 

M150 Mount Hermon Rock Crk Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9107 ... (H) (336) 376-3504 
Motley, Joseph A. [Joe] (Emily) {FE} Email: motley2@starfishnet.com 

(NB) Franklin Memorial - 07241 FAX: (252) 726-6010 

PO Box 235, Morehead City, NC 28557-0235 (O) (252) 726-6010 

*601 Colonial Ave, Morehead City, NC 28557-6203 (H) (252) 726-4053 



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Mull, Jr., Curtis M. [Curtis] (Sandra) {AM} 
(FA) Marvin - 04381 

*Rt. 7, Box 267, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 484-8706 

Mullen, Roderic L. [Rod] {FE} 
(BU) Haw River - 01271 

*P O Box 460, Haw River, NC 27258-0460 (O) (336) 578-0611 

306 Graham Rd, Haw River, NC 27258 (H) (336) 578-1149 

Murphy, Jr., James Olen [Jim] (Debra) {PM} 
(GO) Disability Leave 

*600 S. Churton St., #114, Hillsborough, NC 27278 (H) (919) 644-6437 

Murphy, Jr., Miles [Miles] (Ruth) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*16 Fort Worth St, Hampton, VA 23669-1108 (H) (757) 851-6334 

Murray, Eric Octavius [Eric] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*6304 Diamond Dr, Raleigh, NC 27610-8556 (H) (919) 773-9469 

Musser, Benjamin Franklin [Ben] (Hattie) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 26, Elm City, NC 27822-0026 (H) (252) 236-7966 

Myers, Charles Donald [Charles] (Joyce Faye) {FE} 
(RM) Littleton - 10141 

(O) (252) 586-5385 

*P O Box 26, Littleton, NC 27850 (H) (252) 586-3985 

Nagbe, J. Sewinkon [Sewinkon] (Martha) {OD} 
(Wl) St. John-Smith Chapel - 12410 

*226 Fairfield Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401-2726 (H) (910) 254-0517 

Nagel, Donald C. [Don] {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Medical Dir., Alcohol Rehab. Ctr., Black Mtn. 

301 Tabernacle Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711-2537 (O) (828) 669-3424 

*101 Alpine Way, Asheville, NC 28805-1519 (H) (828) 298-7024 

Namkoong, Won Seok [Won] (Mee Young) {PM} Email: wsn1212@aol.com 

(GO) Selma:Edgerton - 05061 

PO Box 487, Selma, NC 27576-0487 (O) (919) 965-3761 

*104 S Sumner St, Selma, NC 27576-2712 (H) (919) 965-2054 

Namkung, Kong Suk [Kong] (Kum) {FE} 
(RA) Wesley Memorial - 08511 

*714 E. Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-2718 (O) (919) 828-4408 

3212 Julian Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-1654 (H) (919) 981-8938 

Nanney, R. Keith [Keith] (Sandra) {FE} 
(RA) Hollands - 08191 

9433 Ten Ten Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-8423 (O) (919) 772-5294 

*4701 Holland Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-9726 (H) (919) 779-0958 

Neal, Jeanne Ross [Jeanne] (Richard) {SP} 
(BU) Concord -01181 

*4462 E. Gsb.-Chap.Hill Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (336) 376-9719 

4504 E. Gsb.-Chap.Hill Rd., Graham, NC 27253 
Nelson, Michael Norwood [Mike] (Sheryl) {FL} 
(NB) Core Cr. -Turtles Gr. - 07100 

*124 Hardesty Loop Rd, Newport, NC 28570-6036 (O) (252) 728-1403 

Newman, Thomas Willard [Tom] {FE} 
(GO) La Grange - 05261 

*213 S Caswell St, La Grange, NC 28551-1709 (O) (252) 566-3148 

206 Lake Pines Dr, La Grange, NC 28551-2016 (H) (252) 566-3862 

Nichols, Thomas M. [Tim] (Beth) {LP} Email: bnichols@cconnect.net 

(NB) Pamlico Coop. Par.- Assoc. - 07340 

*1707 Hwy 17 N, New Bern, NC 28560 (H) (252) 637-6578 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen [Sue Ellen] {DM} Email: senicholson@nccumc.org 

(RA) Diaconal Minister - Assoc. Dir., CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

*6103 River Lake Cir., Raleigh, NC 27604 (H) (919) 875-1010 



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Nicks, Robert L. [Robert] (Lou) {RM} Email: rlnicks@aol.com 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 997, Penney Farms, FL 32079-0997 (H) (904) 529-9664 

Noble, li, J. Crispin [Cris] (Gayle) {FE} Email: noblefam@concentric.net 

(GR) Holy Trinity -06111 

*1400 Red Banks Rd, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (252) 756-1731 

950 Port Terminal Rd, Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (252) 752-3717 

Norton, Mary Jane P. [Mary Jane] (David) {FD} Email: mnorton@gbod.org 

(BU) EXTMIN - Deacon - Dir., Family Ministries.GBOD FAX: (615) 340-1722 

PO Box 840, Nashville, TN 37202-0840 (O) (615) 340-7170 

*1109 Shiloh Dr, Nashville, TN 37205-1122 (H) (615) 352-2156 

Noy, Carol [Carol] {SP} 

(DU) Rehoboth-Harris Chap. - 02460 FAX: (252) 492-0279 

(O) (252) 438-6345 

*2951 Old Watkins Rd, Henderson, NC 27536-8633 (H) (252) 492-0279 

O'Briant, Clarence Edgar [Clarence] (Ruth) {RM} 
(GR) Jerusalem - 06221 

*PO Box 375, Hookerton, NC 28538-0375 (H) (252) 747-4164 

O'Connor, Tacoma F. [Tacoma] (Francis) {DM} 
(DU) Retired Diaconal Min. 

107 N Driver St, Durham, NC 27703-3053 (O) (919) 596-7210 

*1432 Kirkwood Dr, Durham, NC 27705-2138 (H) (919) 477-0990 

O'Hara, James W. [James] (Mary Margaret) {OF} 
(GO) Institute-Hickory Gr. - 05220 

3075 Byrd Rd., La Grange, NC 28551 (H) (252) 566-3944 

O'Keef, Robert D. [Bob] (Phyllis) {FE} 
(DU) Mt. Sylvan - 02231 

*5731 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1427 (O) (919) 471-0032 

313 Andover Rd, Durham, NC 27712-3401 (H) (919) 477-4362 

O'Neal, Jr., James Ross [Ross] (Julie) {SP} 
(BU) Milton -01340 

*11299 NC Hwy 62 N, Milton, NC 27305 (H) (336) 234-8641 

Odom, Joyce Darnell [Joyce] {FE} 
(GO) Trinity (Lenoir Co.) - 05381 

(O) (252) 522-1686 

*2626 Paul's Path Road, Kinston, NC 28504-8669 (H) (252) 522-1686 

Old, Marshall R. [Marshall] (Carol) {FE} Email: asbury.marshall@juno.com 

(RA) Raleigh:Asbury - 08311 FAX: (919) 847-9605 

*6612 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613 (O) (919) 847-2818 

9008 Blakehurst Drive, Raleigh, NC 27613 (H) (919) 782-4540 

Oldham, Kirk B. [Kirk] (Anita) {FE} Email: koldham@ncwc.edu 

(RM) EXTMIN - Chaplain, NC Wesleyan College 

3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8677 (O) (252) 985-5181 

*1309 Drivers Cir, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-9617 (H) (252) 446-2900 

Olinger, Guy L. [Guy] (Joyce) {LP} Email: golinger@intercenter.net 

(RA) Genesis - Associate - 08061 

(O) (919) 467-2128 

*2628 US 64 W, Apex, NC 27502 (H) (919) 362-9461 

Olive, John G. [John] (Lula Mae) {RAM} 
(FA) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*Rr 1 Box 30, Unicoi, TN 37692-9707 (H) (423) 735-0917 

Oliver, James R. [Jim] (Judy) {FE} 
(NB) Oak Grove-Queen's Creek - 07170 

(O) (910) 353-0441 

*P O Box 398, Hubert, NC 28539-0398 (H) (910) 326-6681 

Olsen, William A. [Billy] (Elaine) {FL} 

(NB) Trenton-Maple Grove - 07440 FAX: (252) 448-7891 

*P O Box 520, Trenton, NC 28585 (O) (252) 448-1133 

203 S. Market St., Trenton, NC 28585 (H) (252) 448-7891 



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Ormond, Jr., John Kern [John] (Evelyn) {FE} Email: ejay@corpnettech.com 

(Wl) EXTMIN - Counselor, The Center, Wilmington FAX: (910) 763-2726 

*2901 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28403-1221 (O) (910) 792-9066 

4021 E Bishop Ct, Wilmington, NC 28412-7434 (H) (910) 313-0701 

Ormond, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Joyce) {LP} 
(GR) Bell Arthur - 06050 

*803 W 4th St, Ayden, NC 28513-2005 (H) (252) 746-4642 

Osborn, Robert T. [Bob] (Dorothy) {RM} Email: rosborn@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Retired Minister 

50 Green Mill Lane, Durham, NC 27707-4655 (O) (919) 489-2756 

*PO Box 372, Shaw Island, WA 98286-0372 (H) (360) 468-3332 

Osteen, Jr., E. Powell [Powell] (Mary Lynne) {FE} Email: osteen@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Garber - 07301 FAX: (252) 637-7853 

*4201 Country Club Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-7617 (O) (252) 637-4022 

4510 Tenella Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-7644 (H) (252) 637-5961 

Oulton, Jo-Ann M. [Jo-Ann] {FE} 
(RO) Trinity - 09401 

*PO Box 48, Red Springs, NC 28377-0048 (O) (910) 843-4011 

400 E 3rd Ave, Red Springs, NC 28377-1435 (H) (910) 843-4019 

Owen, Travis W. [Travis] (Margaret) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*500 Eden Hills Rd, Siler City, NC 27344-1308 (H) (919) 663-3944 

Owens, Charles B. [C.B.] (Beverly L.) {FE} 

(RA) Louisburg - 08241 FAX: (919) 496-0406 

P O Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-3736 

*406 N. Main St., Louisburg, NC 27549-2334 (H) (919) 496-3479 

Owens, Charles E. [Charles] (Peggy) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*831 Chub Lake Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4818 (H) (336) 597-3916 

Oxendine, Jimmy {IS} 
(RO) Fairview - 09091 

49 Strawberry Lane, Lumber Bridge, NC 28357 (H) (910) 843-3195 

Oxendine, Jr., Milford [Milford] (Jeannie) {FE} 
(EC) Riverside - 03131 

*PO Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27906-1693 (O) (252) 335-4549 

1103 W. Williams Cir, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-6129 (H) (252) 338-6262 

Pace, James Herrington [Jim] (Carol) {FE} Email: pacejim@numen.elon.edu 

(BU) EXTMIN - Prof., Elon College FAX: (336) 538-2627 

2266 Campus Box, Elon College, NC 27244-2020 (O) (336) 584-2349 

*108 Timberlake Dr, Elon College, NC 27244-9363 (H) (336) 584-5520 

Page, Jr., Jack Ward [Jack] (Karen O.) {FE} 
(SA) Love Joy-Macedonia -11210 

(O) (910) 576-4531 

*2656 Love Joy Rd., Troy, NC 27371 (H) (910) 572-1540 

Panizo-Valladares, Rosanna C. [Rosanna] {OE} Email: rospaniz@acpub.duke.edu 
(DU) ButnenCommunity - 02061 

507 W E St., Butner, NC 27509-1939 (H) (919) 575-4303 

Parker, Joseph C. [Joseph] (Eunice) {RM} 
(NB) Belgrade-Tabernacle - 07060 

2953 Belgrade-Swansboro Rd., Maysville, NC 28555 (O) (252) 743-3041 

*390 Beamon Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-9371 (H) (252) 637-9513 

Parker, Joyce-Lenore [Joyelle] (Dan Root) {FE} Email: umprchrldy@aol.com 

(RM) Family Leave 

*3702 Trace Dr, Wilson, NC 27893-8347 (H) (252) 234-7022 

Parker, Susan Martin [Susan] (Gerald) {DM} Email: parkergs@mindspring.com 

(DU) Diaconal Minister FAX: (919) 490-2952 

*3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3832 (O) (919) 489-6557 

3904 Sunningdale Way. Durham, NC 27707-5685 (H) (919) 403-8043 



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Parnell, Evander [Evander] (Lillie) {RAM} 
(RO) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*PO Box 1546, Lumberton, NC 28359-1546 (H) (910) 739-9385 

Parrish, Carrie W. [Carrie] (Alonzo) {FE} Email: cparrish@methodist.edu 

(FA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Methodist College FAX: (910) 630-1290 

*5400 Ramsey St., Meth.Coll., Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7157 

719 Blawell St, Stedman, NC 28391-9731 (H) (910) 483-3860 

Partin, Duane Richard [Duane] (Heidi) {PM} 
(SA) Piney Gr.-Hickory Gr. - 11270 

(O) (919) 663-2242 

*2160 Ed Clapp Rd, Siler City, NC 27344-5484 (H) (919) 742-3557 

Parvin, J. B. [J. B.] (Velma (Boots)) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

75 Beach Road, Chocowinity, NC 27889 (O) (252) 975-6105 

*108 Hillcrest Dr, Washington, NC 27889-3339 (H) (252) 946-1743 

Paschal, John S. [John] {FE} Email: jpaschal@nccumc.org 

(Wl) Wilmington District Super FAX: (910) 763-8043 

*2201 Lynnwood Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403 (H) (910) 762-0400 

Pasquarello, Michael [Mike] (Robin) {FE} 
(DU) Bethany - 02121 

*2809 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2630 (O) (919) 477-6659 

205 Custer Trail, Cary, NC 28513 (H) (919) 481-2942 

Pate, Robert Bruce [Bruce] (Jean) {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 1145, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-1145 (O) (828) 456-9296 

21 Gunter Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (H) (828) 456-9296 

Patrick, Larry Glynn [Larry] (Betty) {FE} 
(FA) St. Matthews - 04251 

202 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304-3151 (O) (910) 425-0401 

*893 Stoneykirk Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28314 (H) (910) 867-2529 

Patten, Brooks [Brooks] (Ginny) {RM} 

(RM) Retired Minister 

*POBox 601, 114 Wilcox Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-0601 . . (H) (828) 456-3064 

Patton, George Ronald [Ron] (Judith W.) {FE} Email: grpatton@person.net 

(DU) Allensville-Trinity -02010 

*80 Dirgie Mine Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-9238 (H) (336) 599-2820 

Paxton, Roger Davidson [Roger] {FE} Email: rdpaxton@nccumc.org 

(GO) Kenansville Parish - 05240 

*P O Box 67, Kenansville, NC 28349-0067 (O) (910) 298-2385 

402 Franklin St., Kenansville, NC 28349-0067 (H) (910) 296-0416 

Payne, Argel H. [Argel] (Leta) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2020 Ramsgate St, Raleigh, NC 27603-2635 (H) (919) 821-2509 

Pearce, Harvey Worth [Worth] (Betty) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*735 5th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601-5111 (H) (828) 326-9760 

Pearce, Raymond R. [Ray] (Terri) {FL} Email: rptp4life@aol.com 

(RM) Seaboard 

(O) (252) 589-9461 

*PO Box 277, Seaboard, NC 27876 (H) (252) 496-0210 

Pearsall, John S. [John] (Mary) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

M05 Long Leaf Acres Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405-4015 (H) (910) 799-9864 

Pearsall, William Hill [William] (Lib) {LP} 
(Wl) Maco: Shiloh - 12491 

*7116 Channel I SW, Ocean Isl Bch, NC 28469-5401 (O) (910) 579-1554 

(H) (910) 579-1554 



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Pearson, James D. [Jim] (June) {PM} Email: jpearson@carolina.net 

(RO) Trinity-Zion - 09470 

*123 Zion Church Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7049 (H) (910) 895-3297 

Peele, Jr., Luther M. [Billy] (Myra) {RM} 
(Wl) Retired Minister 

*475 Tate Lake Dr. BSL, Southport, NC 28461-9746 (H) (910) 845-3131 

Pennington, Philip Todd [Philip] (Sunnie) {FL} Email: ptp@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Grace - 02481 

(O) (336) 599-8183 

*313 Church Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573-5620 (H) (336) 599-5183 

Perry, Brian D. [Brian] {FE} 
(RO) Laurel Hill - 09161 

*PO Box 217, Laurel Hill, NC 28351-0217 (H) (910) 462-2221 

Peterson, Francis Gerald [Gerald] (Lou Anne) {FE} Email: fglap@bellsouth.net 

(RA) EXTMIN - Director, In-Home Services FAX: (919) 821-5218 

PO Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605-0917 (O) (919) 828-0345 

*730 N Harrison Ave, Carv, NC 27513-4609 (H) (919) 319-7240 

Petteway, Warren B. [Warren] (Harriett) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2709 Wycliff Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3032 (H) (919) 782-2951 

Phillips, III, G. Paul [Paul] (Cynthia) {FE} 

(BU) Graham:First - 01261 • FAX: (336) 226-0874 

*303 N Main St., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (336) 226-4343 

115 Albright Ave., Graham, NC 27253-2301 (H) (336) 227-8222 

Phillips, James Donald [Don] (Bettie) {FE} 
(DU) Henderson:First - 02351 

*114 Church St, Henderson, NC 27536-4227 (O) (252) 438-8791 

371 Hillcrest Dr, Henderson, NC 27536-3848 (H) (252) 438-4162 

Phillips, Lee A. [Lee] (Ruby) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*572 Midway Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-3518 (H) (910) 895-3841 

Pickett, Harold T. [Harold] (Caroline) {RM} Email: picketts@nsl.eastlink.net 

(NB) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 508, Trenton, NC 28585-0508 (H) (252) 448-1050 

Pinner, William Rickman [Rick] (Marie) {FE} 

(NB) Ann Street - 07041 FAX: (252) 504-3865 

*417 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516-0490 (O) (252) 728-4279 

206 Sycamore Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516-1624 (H) (252) 728-3276 

Pitsch, Robert L [Bob] (Helen) {ROE} 

(EC) Colington - 03061 

POBox 3425, 1949 Colington Rd., Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 ... (O) (252) 441-2661 

*908 Cedar Dr, Kill Devil HI, NC 27948-8015 (H) (252) 441-6195 

Pittard, III, Lee Roy [Lee] (Anita) {SP} Email: lrp3@gloryroad.net 

(DU) Oxford: Salem - 02451 

4151 Salem Rd, Oxford, NC 27565-7515 

*302 Forest Rd, Oxford, NC 27565-3017 (H) (919) 603-5844 

Plowman, Charles H. [Chuck] (Sally) {PM} 
(RM) Scotland Neck - 10321 

*P O Box 401, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (O) (252) 826-3318 

1509 Clarksville Dr., Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (H) (252) 826-3621 

Plowman, Sally S. [Sally] (Chuck) {FE} Email: splowman@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Rich Square-Woodland - 10240 

*Rt.1 Box A-130, Rich Square, NC 27869 (O) (252) 539-4283 

1509 Clarksville Dr, Scotland Neck, NC 27874-1342 (H) (252) 826-3621 

Plyler, Lorenzo Pierce [Joe] {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*570 Summer Breeze Ct, Alpharetta, GA 36005-3732 (H) (770) 521-0425 



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Pollock, Charles L. [Charles] (Kimberly) {FE} Email: cpollock@nccumc.org 

(EC) Eliz. City: First - 03121 FAX: (252) 335-1535 

*P O Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 (O) (252) 335-1771 

707 W. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4625 (H) (252) 335-7292 

Pollock, Kimberly G. [Kimberly] (Charles) {FE} Email: kpollock@nccumc.org 

(EC) Eliz.City:First - Associate - 03121 FAX: (252) 335-1535 

*P O Box 401, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 (O) (252) 335-1771 

707 W. Church St., Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4625 (H) (252) 335-7292 

Ponder, Reginald W. [Reggie] (Carrie) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Pres./CEO, The UM Retirement Homes, Inc. . . FAX: (919) 489-7342 

*PO Box 52549, Durham, NC 27717-2549 (O) (919) 956-7016 

167 Montrose Dr, Durham, NC 27707-3929 (H) (919) 493-7083 

Ponder, Jr., Reginald Wallace [Reggie] (Jane) {PM} 
(DU) Mt. Tirzah -02411 

4585 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Rd., Timberlake, NC 27585-9009 (O) (336) 364-1132 

M335 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Rd„ Timberlake, NC 27583-9009 (H) (336) 364-1387 

Poole, Bettye D. [Bettye] {PM} Email: bpoole@co.wake.nc.us 

(RA) EXTMIN - Chaplain, Wake Co. Sherriffs Dept FAX: (919) 856-6807 

POBox 550,Wake Co.Sheriff Dept, Raleigh, NC 27602 (O) (919) 856-5421 

*5501 Fieldcross Ct, Raleigh, NC 27610-6520 (H) (919) 250-9337 

Pope, T. Arnold [Arnold] (Barbara) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*Rt 1 Box 123, Stedman, NC 28391 (H) (910) 323-9757 

Porter, Ernest R. [Ernie] (Sara) {FE} Email: eporter@primeline.com 

(NB) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Church Funding Associates, Inc FAX: (828) 452-1424 

*PO Box 1268, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-1268 (O) (828) 452-3398 

525 Lakeview Dr., Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (H) (828) 456-4982 

Ports, Jr., George W. [George] (Jamie) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*210 S 3rd St, Mebane, NC 27302-2616 (H) (919) 563-5833 

Potter, Jr., Benjamin F. [Ben] (Nancy) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Coord, Psychology.Gaston Mem.Hosp. 

PO Box 1747, Gastonia, NC 28053-1747 (O) (704) 834-2000 

*3316 Deerwood Dr, Gastonia, NC 28054-1931 (H) (704) 866-4341 

Poulk, Robert M. [Bob] (Dorothy) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*109 Devane St, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5005 (H) (910) 484-3316 

Powell, Cynthia D. [Cynthia] {FD} 

(BU) Graham: First - Deacon - 01261 FAX: (336) 226-0874 

*303 N Main St, Graham, NC 27253-2838 (O) (336) 226-4343 

111 E Parker St, Graham, NC 27253-1811 (H) (336) 570-1514 

Powers, Daniel P. [Dan] (Bunny) {LP/D} 

(GR) Lane's Chapel-Bethany - 06230 FAX: (252) 355-6500 

*306 Queen Anne's Rd, Greenville, NC 27858-6303 (O) (252) 355-6500 

306 Queen Anne's Rd, Greenville, NC 27858-6303 (H) (252) 756-6823 

Presnal, Gregg Allen [Gregg] (Stephanie) {PM} 
(SA) Buckhom - 11511 

*3882 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-9080 (O) (919) 258-3743 

3882 Avents Ferry Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-9080 (H) (919) 258-3742 

Presnell, William M. [Bill] {FE} Email: bpresnell@nccumc.org 

(EC) Eliz.City District Super FAX: (252) 335-5127 

*PO Box 1662, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27906-1662 (O) (252) 335-2415 

312 S Griffin St, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-4663 (H) (252) 335-2415 

Preston, Hunter Hadley [Hunter] (Karen) {FE} Email: hunterp@juno.com 

(RM) Calvary - 10020 FAX: (252) 586-3762 

*16 Calvary Church Rd., Littleton, NC 27850-9431 (H) (252) 586-3762 

Price, Barbara H. [Barbara] (David Mann) {FE} Email: revbarb@aol.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Past.Couns., Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc. 

1135 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511-4587 (O) (919) 380-1210 

*102 Cassidy Ct, Cary, NC 27511-5593 (H) (919) 467-7005 



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Price, Wayne Allen [Wayne] (Joy) {FE} Email: waynejoy@aol.com 

(RA) Trinity (Franklin Co.) - 08541 

4272 US Hwy 401 N., Louisburg, NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-4891 

M246 US Hwy 401 N., Louisburq, NC 27549-9308 (H) (919) 496-7363 

Privette, Tommy G. [Tommy] (Alma) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*P Box 69, Efland, NC 27243 (H) (919) 304-2673 

Pruett, Vickie S. [Vickie] {FE} Email: parkwoodum@aol.com 

(DU) Parkwood - 02241 FAX: (919) 544-6908 

*5123 Revere Rd, Durham, NC 27713-2420 (O) (919) 544-1078 

112 Radcliff Cir, Durham, NC 27713-2505 (H) (919) 544-2238 

Pulliam, Mike [Mike] (Polly) {FL} 
(GR) Washington: Asbury - 06381 

*88 N Asbury Church Rd, Washington, NC 27889 (O) (252) 946-2224 

1214 N Respess St, Washington, NC 27889 (H) (252) 946-0104 

Pullman, Robert S. [Robert] (Peggy) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*324 McQueen Rd, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (H) (910) 944-9567 

Purcell, Jr., Eugene G. [Gene] (Betty) {RM} Email: purcellbb@aol.com 

(GO) Retired Minister 

*1301 W. Nash St., Wilson, NC 27893 (H) (252) 243-4916 

Purcell, Joan M. [Joan] (Kenny) {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Program Coordinator, Triangle AIDS Interfaith Netw 

*PO Box 28767, Raleigh, NC 27611-8767 (O) (919) 828-3121 

P box 11405, Durham, NC 27703 (H) (919) 596-9898 

Purcell, Julie Forringer [Julie] (Ted) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Psychotherapist/Clin.Dir, Family Couns.Serv. . . FAX: (919) 598-1792 

P O Box 11405, Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-9898 

*2310 Prince St, Durham, NC 27707-1431 (H) (919) 490-6401 

Randolph, Francis Roderick [Rod] {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (704) 364-0372 

*1134 Blueberry Ln, Charlotte, NC 28226 (H) (704) 364-0287 

Rattz, Robert E. [Bob] (Mary) {RAM} 
(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*Rt. 2, Box 23, Hertford, NC 27944 (0) (252) 426-4936 

403 Baker Dr SW, Supply, NC 28462-2708 (H) (910) 846-4988 

Rawlings, Jr., James A. [Jim] (Mary) {FE} Email: rawliool@mc.duke.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., Pastoral Serv.,Duke Med. Ctr. . . . FAX: (919) 684-8438 

*PO Box 3112, Durham, NC 27710-3112 (O) (919) 684-2843 

18 Winthrop Ct, Durham, NC 27707-5441 (H) (919) 493-0210 

Ray, Jeanne L. [Jeanne] (Valton) {LP} 
(Wl) Harrells:Centenary - 12081 

*630 Ward Rd, Harrells, NC 28444-9557 (H) (910) 532-2039 

Ray, Robert H. [Robert] (Betty) {FE} 
(Wl) Tabor City:St.Paul - 12231 

*PO Box 622, Tabor City, NC 28463-0622 (O) (910) 653-3737 

105 Elizabeth St, Tabor City, NC 28463-2137 (H) (910) 653-3801 

Reaves, Timothy Lloyd [Tim] (Katina Dawn) {IS} 
(Wl) Bladen - 12020 

*P O Box 96, White Oak, NC 28399-0096 (H) (910) 866-5632 

Reavis, Jr., James L. [Jimmy] (Eddie Jean) {FE} 
(RM) Sandy Cross - 10311 

*6059 S. NC 58, Nashville, NC 27856 (H) (252) 443-3526 

Redmond, Robert C. [Bob] (Linda) {FE} Email: redmond4@gte.net 

(DU) McMannen - 02221 

M102 Neal Rd, Durham, NC 27705-2320 (O) (919) 383-1263 

4322 Berini Dr, Durham, NC 27705-1703 (H) (919) 383-4425 



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Reed, James C. [Jim] (Kathy) {FE} Email: jreed@infoave.net 

(Wl) Zion - 12471 

*6860 Zion Church Rd NE, Leland, NC 28451-7726 (H) (910) 253-5349 

Reed, John E. [John] (Betty) {RM} Email: jreed@cswnet.com 

(DU) Retired Minister 

*205 Meadow PI, Clarksville, AR 72830-3807 (H) (501) 754-8031 

Register, Michael Gordon [Mike] (Myrtle) {LP} 
(NB) Riverside -07311 

405 Avenue A, New Bern, NC 28560 (O) (252) 633-3714 

*2724 Asbury Rd, Cove City, NC 28523-9756 (H) (252) 637-9946 

Reinoso, Luis Felipe [Lucho] (Clarisa (Cattie)) {FE} Email: reinosol@netpath.net 

(BU) Mebane - 01331 FAX: (919) 304-4521 

*200 S 4th St., Mebane, NC 27302 (O) (919) 563-4301 

104 Stoneham Rd, Mebane, NC 27302 (H) (919) 304-4497 

Rex, Leonard J. [Leonard] (Donna) {FE} Email: revrex@juno.com 

(RM) Halifax - 10090 

*PO Box 365, Halifax, NC 27839-0365 (H) (252) 583-6271 

Reynolds, Joyce Ruth [Joyce] {FE} 
(RM) Enfield-Eden-Whitakers - 10060 

111 N. Church St., Enfield, NC 27823 (O) (252) 445-5983 

*PO Box 115, Enfield, NC 27823-0115 (H) (252) 445-5983 

Richardson, Craig Arthur [Craig] (Jennifer) {FL} 
(GR) Washington Circuit - 06400 

*2788 Market St. Ext., Washington, NC 27889 (O) (252) 974-0188 

318 E 12th St, Washington, NC 27889-3723 (H) (252) 946-4382 

Richardson, J. Earl [Earl] (Alice) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*515 S.E.Maynard Rd., Cary, NC 27511 (H) (919) 467-6393 

Richey, Russell Earle [Russell] (Merle) {FE} Email: rrichey@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) EXTMIN - Prof, of Church History, Duke Div.Sch FAX: (919) 660-3473 

*PO Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708-0968 (O) (919) 660-3408 

1552 Hermitage Ct, Durham, NC 27707-1680 (H) (919) 493-0724 

Rickards, James Perry [Jim] {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*27419 Cleveland Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-1525 (H) (941) 575-0183 

Ricks, Jr., R. Dennis [Dennis] (Lydia) {RM} 
(BU) Retired Minister 

*906 S. 3rd St., Mebane, NC 27302-8181 (H) (919) 304-3561 

Ritchie, B. Maurice [Maurice] (Dotty) {AF} Email: britchie@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) Affiliate Mbr - (WNC) FAX: (919) 660-3473 

*Box 90969, Duke Div.Sch., Durham, NC 27708-0969 (O) (919) 660-3440 

(H) (919) 682-7977 

Rivenbark, Ronnie Lee [Ron] (Cindy) {LP} 
(Wl) Clarkton - 12100 

*P O Box 704, Clarkton, NC 28433 (O) (910) 647-0702 

110 N Mitchell Ford Rd, Clarkton, NC 28433 (H) (910) 647-0702 

Roach, Michael Gene [Mike] (Debbie) {LP} 
(NB) Pamlico Parish - Assoc. - 07340 

*5204 Hwy 55-E, New Bern, NC 28560 (H) (252) 637-6416 

Robbins, Cecil W. [Cecil] {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*117 8th St., Whitmore Ret.Ctr., Oxford, NC 27565 (H) (919) 693-4190 

Roberts, Frederick E. [Fred] (Betsy (Beaver)) {FE} Email: ovumc@bcinet.net 

(Wl) Ocean View - 12181 

*600 Yaupon Dr., Yaupon Beach, NC 28465 (O) (910) 278-5973 

415 Mercer St, Oak Island, NC 28465-8008 (H) (910) 278-5229 

Roberts, Jeffrey L. [Jeff] (Reesa) {FE} Email: jlr@netpath.net 

(BU) Bellemont - 01011 FAX: (336) 226-9546 

4039 Markwood Dr., Burlington, NC 27215-7125 (O) (336) 227-4632 

*4101 Markwood Dr., Burlington, NC 27215-7135 (H) (336) 227-4890 



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Roberts, John M. [John] {RM} 
(GO) Beston - 05021 

*PO Box 298, Princeton, NC 27569-0298 (H) (919) 936-2511 

Robinson, Charles Kivet [Chuck] (Mary) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*672 Chaffin Ridge Rd., Columbus, OH 43214-2906 (H) (614) 459-3814 

Robinson, Larry [Larry] (Charlotte) {FE} 
(RO) Saint Peter - 09141 

(O) (910) 582-0944 

*PO Box 961, Hamlet, NC 28345-0961 (H) (910) 582-6133 

Rocheleau, Michael E. [Michael] (Mary) {PM} 
(DU) Middleburg - 02600 

(O) (252) 492-5925 

*P O Box 100, Middleburg, NC 27556-0100 (H) (252) 492-1616 

Rose, Robert D. [Bob] (Penny) {FL} 
(RM) Mt. Pleasant-Middlesex - 10170 
9289 Hwy 581 S, Bailey, NC 27807-9531 

*P O Box 298, Bailey, NC 27807 (H) (252) 235-4863 

Rouse, Ben C. [Ben] (Jeanne) {FE} 

(DU) Epworth - 02181 FAX: (919) 490-2952 

3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 489-6557 

*P O Box 52547, Durham, NC 27717-2547 (H) (919) 489-4834 

Rouse, Faye Baines [Faye] {FL} 
(Wl) Wesley: Riegelwood - 12301 

*PO Box 116, Riegelwood, NC 28456-0116 (O) (910) 655-4793 

114 Green Rd., Riegelwood, NC 28456 (H) (910) 655-3348 

Royall, L. Graham [Graham] (Virginia) {AM} 
(RM) Edgecomb Parish - 10050 

*PO Box 13, Pinetops, NC 27864-0013 (O) (252) 827-4176 

PO Box 1121, Pinetops, NC 27864-1121 (H) (252) 827-2482 

Rudd, Dorothy L. [Dorothy] (Bill) {FL} Email: grpazoe@itrstar.net 

(FA) Clinton Circuit - 04020 

5876 Garland Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328 (O) (910) 592-0565 

*191 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328 (H) (910) 592-1894 

Rudd, Robert J. [Bob] {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*2616 Erwin Rd., Unit 213, Durham, NC 27705-3822 

Rudd, William R. [Bill] (Dorothy) {RM} Email: grpazoe@itrstar.net 

(FA) Retired Minister 

304 Main Street, Seven Springs, NC 28579 (O) (252) 569-1664 

*191 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328-6323 (H) (910) 592-7159 

Russell, Timothy J. [Tim] (Pam) {FE} Email: trussell@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Wrightsville - 12461 FAX: (910) 256-4478 

PO Box 748, Writsvlle Bch, NC 28480-0748 (O) (910) 256-4471 

*208 Cypress Ave, Wrightsville Bch, NC 28480-1919 (H) (910) 256-3447 

Ruth, John W. [Jack] (Bobbie) {FE} Email: revjwr@aol.com 

(BU) Prospect -01391 

1900 Hwy 158, Yanceyville, NC 27379 

*POBox 277, 2772 Hwy 158, Yanceyville, NC 27379-0277 (H) (336) 694-5566 

Sabiston, III, William D. [Bill] (Norma) {FE} 

(DU) Long Memorial - 02491 FAX: (336) 599-1194 

*PO Box 310, Roxboro, NC 27573-0310 (O) (336) 599-1193 

508 Clayton Ave, Roxboro, NC 27573-0310 (H) (336) 599-2284 

Safley, Michael W. [Mike] {FE} Email: mikesafley@mhfc.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Pres., Methodist Home for Children, Inc FAX: (919) 755-1833 

P O Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 833-2834 

*12005 Shooting Club Dr., Raleigh. NC 27613 (H) (919) 676-3212 



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Salter, Jr., J. Neal [Neal] (Carol) {FE} Email: nsalter@mail.clis.com 

(NB) Riverdale - 07381 

*PO Box 3155, New Bern, NC 28564-3155 (O) (252) 633-3714 

4220 Old Cherry Point Rd., New Bern, NC 28560-7905 (H) (252) 514-2897 

Sasser, L. Alan [Alan] (Debbie) {PM} Email: sassera@gborocollege.edu 

(BU) EXTMIN - Minister/Dean of Chapel, Greensboro College . FAX: (336) 271-6634 

815 W Market St, Greensboro, NC 27401-1875 (O) (336) 272-7102 

*21 0-705 College Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410 (H) (336) 292-3008 

Saunders, Margaret R. [Margaret] {LP} 
(EC) Perkins - 03281 

PO Box 21, Shawboro, NC 27973-0021 (O) (252) 232-2102 

*1436 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth Cty, NC 27909-8430 (H) (252) 330-4484 

Scanlan, Carla Jory [Carla] {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Family Therapist, Adams Child & Family Serv. 

Adams Child/Family Serv., 7840 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80221 . (O) (303) 853-3420 

*1177 E. Amherst Ave., Enqlewood, CO 80110-1711 (H) (303) 761-5813 

Schronce, Jerry Milton [Jerry] (Janet) {FL} Email: schronce@duplinnet.com 

(GO) Warsaw -05411 

*P O Box 422, Warsaw, NC 28398 (O) (910) 293-4944 

119 S. Brighton Ave., Warsaw, NC 28398 (H) (910) 293-4365 

Scott, Gregory G. [Greg] (Annette) {FL} Email: greatadventure@juno.com 

(Wl) Hope - 12521 

*108 N.Kerr Ave., Suite D-1, Wilmington, NC 28405-3406 (O) (910) 799-2440 

2804 Colonel Lamb Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405 (H) (910) 799-7699 

Scott, Julian W. [Julian] {RM} 

(SA) Retired Minister 

*POBox 1781, 160 W. Baltimore St., Pine Bluff, NC 28373-1931 . (H) (910) 281-5474 

Scott, Jr., Paul B. [Paul] (Glenda) {RM} 

(GR) Retired Minister 

*101 N Greene St, Snow Hill, NC 28580 (H) (252) 747-1990 

Scroggs, Robin J. [Robin] (Marilee) {RM} Email: rscroggs@msn.com 

(RA) Retired Minister 

154 B Washington St., Morristown, NJ 07960 (O) (973) 539-9116 

*10 Van Dyk PI, Pompton Pins, NJ 07444-1654 (H) (973) 839-6157 

Seate, Adam Fenton [Adam] (Jennifer) {SP} 
(FA) Leslie - 04341 

*305-A W. Pope St., Dunn, NC 28334 (H) (910) 891-5884 

Seate, Billy F. [Billy] (Wanda) {FE} 
(RA) North Raleigh - 08431 

8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615-2207 (O) (919) 847-1536 

*305 Woodcock Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-5138 (H) (919) 847-4520 

Settle, Carl E. [Carl] {FE} 

(RA) 337.1 - Appointed in Little Rock Conference 

P O Box 217, Leola, AR 72084 

Severt, Jeffrey Lee [Jeff] (Monica) {FE} Email: j8n2v4nb@coastalnet.com 

(NB) New Song (new church) - 07481 FAX: (252).635-2621 

*1904-A Brittany PI., Hwy 70 E, New Bern, NC 28560 (O) (252) 635-2621 

1706 Candlewood Lane, New Bern, NC 28562 (H) (252) 635-2602 

Sexton, Jr., Kenneth Bryan [Bryan] (Pattie) {FE} 
(FA) Roseboro - 04421 

(O) (910) 525-4470 

*PO Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382-0008 (H) (910) 525-4592 

Sexton, Kenneth B. [Kenneth] (Rosamond) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*5608 Woodard Ln, Raleigh, NC 27606-9531 (H) (919) 851-9411 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. [Dick] (Sandra) {FE} 

(RM) EXTMIN - Chap/Dir. Past. Serv., Methodist Med.Ctr FAX: (910) 798-8744 

580 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209-6533 (O) (910) 798-8684 

*7263 Placid Oaks Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32277-9718 (H) (910) - 



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Sharp, Richard C. [Richard] (Esta) {FE} 
(RO) Bethesda - 09031 

(O) (910) 628-7858 

*8414 S. Creek Rd., Orrum, NC 28369 (H) (910) 628-5384 

Sharpe, Jr., Benjamin S. [Ben] (Lisa C.) {FE} Email: tertullian@aol.com 

(FA) Cornerstone -04511 

P.O. Box 25512, Fayetteville, NC 28314 (O) (910) 868-5686 

*327 Mcfayden Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28314-0937 (H) (910) 868-6991 

Sharpe, IV, William Gray [Bill] (Barbara (Barb)) {FE} Email: bill_sharpe@ncsu.edu 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Wesley Fdn.& Camp.Min., NCSU FAX: (919) 833-1860 

*2503 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7213 (O) (919) 833-1861 

107 Boque Ct, Cary, NC 27511-5427 (H) (919) 467-0704 

Shaw, Jr., Caswell E. [Caswell] (Pat) {FE} 

(RM) Rocky Mount: First - 10291 FAX: (252) 977-1748 

*100 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701 (O) (252) 977-0400 

3000 Coleberry Trl, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-2115 (H) (252) 451-1803 

Sheets, III, R. Branson [Branson] (Stephanie) {FE} Email: branrev@cocentral.com 
(RM) Bailey - 10010 

*PO Box 218, Bailey, NC 27807-0218 (O) (252) 235-4576 

PO Box 218, Bailey, NC 27807-0218 (H) (252) 235-4309 

Shepherd, Gale Wayne {FD} 
(RA) St. Marks - Deacon - 08481 

*4801 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609-5205 (O) (919) 787-0544 

Sheppard, Dennis R. [Dennis] (Barbara) {FE} Email: barbara@intrstar.net 

(FA) Hopewell - 04321 

*4641 Church Rd, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7315 (O) (910) 594-0556 

2855 Roanoke Rd, Clinton, NC 28328-0322 (H) (910) 567-6116 

Sherman, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Esther) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

M95 Alexis Dr, New Bern, NC 28562-6426 (H) (252) 638-8180 

Shields, Donald Ray [Donald] (Pamela) {FE} 
(FA) Raeford: Hoke -04410 

*308 S Bethel Rd, Raeford, NC 28376-3104 (H) (910) 875-4318 

Shields, Robert S. [Bob] (Betty) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*912 Buckingham Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-4538 (H) (252) 635-5183 

Shipman, Marilyn K. [Marilyn] (Dennis) {PM} 
(DU) Bahama Charge - 02400 

*814 Bent Creek Rd, Bahama, NC 27503-9708 (H) (919) 477-1293 

Shiver, James H. [James] (Mary) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1413 Glenn St, Wilmington, NC 28401-5443 (H) (910) 763-7101 

Short, James M. [Jim] (Mary) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*P O Box 656, Ellerbe, NC 28338 (H) (910) 652-4086 

Shuler, Albert [Albert] (Jimmie) {FE} 

(BU) Orange - 01 141 FAX: (919) 942-2825 

*1220 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-6600 (O) (919) 942-2825 

2032 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-9076 (H) (919) 942-4714 

Simonton, Jr., C. Alison [Al] (Nan) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*6423 Summertree Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270-4808 (H) (704) 367-0289 

Simpson, Bryan K. [Bryan] (Elizabeth) {OE} Email: bb2u@esn.net 

(GO) Rones Chapel - 05181 

138 Garners Chapel Rd., Mt. Olive, NC 28365-6137 (O) (919) 658-4721 

*144 Garners Chapel Rd., Mt. Olive, NC 28365-6137 (H) (919) 658-4839 

Simpson, Robert Wesley [Robert] (Christy Ann) {FE} Email: rcsimpson@juno.com 
(RM) Englewood - Assoc. - 10281 

*P O Box 7116, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0116 (O) (252) 443-2926 

1200 LaFayette Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 (H) (252) 407-7942 



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Simpson, Thomas Anthony [Thomas] (Sharon) {SP} Email: tas@wave-net.net 

(SA) Poplar Springs-Memphis - 11310 FAX: (919) 776-3860 

*1902 Pumping Station Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 776-3860 

Simpson, Jr., William C. [Bill] (Betsy) {FE} Email: fsumc@netpath.net 

(BU) Front Street - 01071 FAX: (336) 227-7905 

*PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216-2597 (O) (336) 227-6263 

1218 Edqewood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215-3641 (H) (336) 226-0738 

Sims, Benjamin Newman [Ben] {SP} 
(DU) White Mem.-Hermon - 02360 

*1612 Lynne Ave, Henderson, NC 27536-2918 (O) (252) 438-6096 

Sims, Carolyn K. [Carolyn] {SP} 

(DU) Granville Circuit - 02310 FAX: (919) 693-6007 

*107 Pine Tree Dr., Oxford, NC 27565-3137 (H) (919) 693-6007 

Singletary, Jr., Peter George [Peter] {PM} 

(RO) 337.1 - Appointed in MN Conference 

•Park Avenue UMC, 3400 Park Ave., S.. Minneapolis, MN 55407 (O) (612) 825-6863 

Singley, Kenneth C. [Kenneth] {FE} 

(EC) Leave of Absence 

*CMR 419, Box 915, APO AE 09102-0915 (H) (800) 864-5000 

Sluder, David M. [David] (Sondra) {DM} 
(SA) Diaconal Minister - Leave of Absence 

*630 Emmas Grove Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732-8415 (H) (828) 628-9856 

Smith, A. Clay [Clay] {FE} Email: clay@dnet.net 

(RA) EXTMIN - Exec.Dir., Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville FAX: (828) 389-3279 

*PO Box 27, Hayesville, NC 28904-0027 (O) (828) 389-8336 

PO Box 755, Hayesville, NC 28904-0755 (H) (828) 389-8640 

Smith, Adolph C. [Adolph] (Maria) {FE} Email: acsmith@hurricane.net 

(RO) EXTMIN - Chaplain, USN 

USS Sacramento (AOE-1), FPO AP, 96698-3012 (O) (360) 476-7634 

*14515 Apt. B Growler Ave, Silverdale, WA 98315 (H) (360) 394-4402 

Smith, Bobby E. [Bobby] (Evelyn) {FE} 
(GO) Benson -05010 

•P.O. Box 72, Benson, NC 27504-0072 (O) (919) 894-3028 

197 Railroad Rd, Benson, NC 27504 (H) (919) 207-2119 

Smith, Carolyn R. [Carolyn] (Michael Pilgrim) {FE} Email: cmba@coastalnet.com 

(EC) Plymouth -03311 

*PO Box 734, Plymouth, NC 27962-0734 (O) (252) 793-2549 

101 Virginia Pine Dr, Plymouth, NC 27962-9530 (H) (252) 793-2482 

Smith, Charles C. [Charles] (Jill) {FE} Email: rccsmith@clis.com 

(NB) Asbury - 07021 FAX: (252) 638-8440 

•1780 Asbury Rd, Cove City, NC 28523-9760 (H) (252) 638-1144 

Smith, Charles Michael [Charles] (Barbara) {FE} Email: r.falgout@worldnet.att.net 

(RM) Wilson:First - 10401 FAX: (252) 237-0699 

*PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894-1423 (O) (252) 237-6121 

1206 Branch St NW, Wilson, NC 27893-2420 (H) (252) 243-2046 

Smith, David Burton [David] {FE} 

(DU) 337.1 - Appointed in the SC Conference 

•267 N. Converse St, Spartanburg, SC 29302 (O) (864) 582-7927 

125 Chapman, Spartanburg, SC 29303-2507 

Smith, G. Jerome [Jerome] (Leona) {FE} Email: jerome@sejac-umc.org 

(Wl) EXTMIN - Dir.,Communications,SEJAC/Ministry Div FAX: (828) 452-1956 

*PO Box 237, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (O) (888) 525-3586 

300 Crescent Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (H) (828) 456-4630 

Smith, George C. [George] (Mary) {FE} Email: gcsmith@juno.com 

(Wl) Disability Leave 

•1243 Butter Town Rd., Clarendon, NC 28432-9557 (H) (910) 653-3336 

Smith, Haywood A. [Haywood] (Meleah) {FE} 
(FA) Saint Andrews - 04241 

121 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3426 (O) (910) 488-4648 

*123 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3426 (H) (910) 488-2247 



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Smith, Ira Hildreth [Ira] (Patsy) {FE} 
(NB) Sneads Ferry:First - 07411 

PO Box 98, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (O) (910) 327-4011 

*107 S. Stone Dr., Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (H) (910) 327-4321 

Smith, J. Thomas [Tommy] (Judy) {FE} Email: tsmith@nccumc.org 

(FA) Fayett'vl District Super FAX: (910) 485-2778 

*1911 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5037 (H) (910) 485-2734 

Smith, Jerry Thomas [Jerry] (Carolyn) {FE} Email: jsmith0708@aol.com 

(RA) Cary:White Plains - 08091 FAX: (919) 481-0213 

P O Box 158, Cary, NC 27512 (O) (919) 467-4991 

*307 SE Maynard Rd„ Cary, NC 27512 (H) (919) 468-8447 

Smith, John T. [John] (Christine L) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*2821 Grapevine Rd, Halifax, NC 27839-9624 (H) (252) 536-4637 

Smith, Judi Johnson [Judi] (Joe) {FE} Email: jjs4umc@bellsouth.net 

(RA)Zebulon -08611 

121 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597 (O) (919) 269-9408 

*204 W Glenn St., Zebulon, NC 27597 (H) (919) 269-7531 

Smith, Neil E. [Neil] (Alice) {FE} 

(FA) EXTMIN - Clin. Chap., McCain Correctional Hospital 

PO Box 5118, Mccain, NC 28361-9798 (O) (910) 875-4188 

*Rr 20 Box 836, Fayetteville, NC 28306-9107 (H) (910) 425-1551 

Smith, Jr., William Stanley [Stan] (Ann) {FE} Email: stansmith@vacationtime.net 

(RO) Chestnut Street - 09241 FAX: (910) 739-4920 

*P.O. Box 1464, Lumberton, NC 28359 (O) (910) 671-8053 

302 W. 32nd St., Lumberton, NC 28358-2929 (H) (910) 739-4531 

Snider, Ronald J. [Ron] (Katie) {FE} 
(DU) Bahama:Mt.Bethel - 02031 

PO Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503-0027 (O) (919) 477-4296 

*PO Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503-0027 (H) (919) 477-5830 

Snotherly, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Glenda) {FE} Email: SpiritusRx@aol.com 

(RA) Wake Forest - 08571 FAX: (919) 556-1465 

*905 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9277 (O) (919) 556-2239 

903 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9277 (H) (919) 556-3653 

Snyder, Nevin D. [Nevin] (Rose Marie) {RM} Email: nsnyder@megabits.net 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*3360 Chapparal Ct, Melbourne, FL 32934-8254 (H) (407) 253-6511 

Soule, Jr., Guy V. [Guy] (Francy) {FE} 
(BU) Shiloh - 01441 

(O) (336) 584-2867 

*4718 N. NC 87, Gibsonville, NC 27249 (H) (336) 584-0844 

Southern, H. Gray [Gray] (Susan) {FE} Email: stansnif@aol.com 

(DU) Trinity - 02281 FAX: (919) 688-0974 

*215 N Church St, Durham, NC 27701-3327 (O) (919) 683-1386 

1108 W Knox St, Durham, NC 27701-1527 (H) (919) 682-0800 

Sparks, Charles E. [Charles] (Linda) {RM} Email: cesparks@juno.com 

(FA) Retired Minister 

*3904 Thomasville Rd, Wnston Salem, NC 27107-6326 (H) (336) 788-9116 

Sparrow, Leon Ray [Ray] (Dorothy) {RM} 
(GR) Mattamuskeet - 06250 

Rt. 1, Box 73A, Engelhard, NC 27824 (O) (252) 925-4931 

*115 Water St., Bath, NC 27808 (H) (252) 923-1141 

Spaulding, David V. [David] (Carmen) {FE} Email: cspaulding@wcsr.com 

(RO) West Rockingham - 09481 FAX: (336) 726-2229 

217 W. Hwy 74, Rockingham, NC 28379 (O) (910) 895-9986 

*138 Gibson Dr, Rockingham, NC 28379-6970 (H) (910) 895-3135 

Speake, George D. [George] (Myra) {FE} Email: gspeake@nccumc.org 

(Wl) Shallotte: Camp - 12061 FAX: (910) 754-4840 

*PO Box 776, Shallotte, NC 28459-0776 (O) (910) 754-4840 

4646 Mintz St, Shallotte, NC 28470-5232 (H) (910) 754-6355 



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Spence, Clinton W. [Clint] (Pam) {PM} Email: clntnwmspnc@juno.com 

(DU) St. Paul - 02271 

*2700 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704-4352 (O) (919) 220-2458 

113 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704-3145 (H) (919) 220-5238 

Spencer, William C. [Bill] (Peggy) {FE} 

(NB) Trinity - 07201 FAX: (910) 455-4815 

*PO Box 700, Jacksonville, NC 28541-0700 (O) (910) 455-4814 

115 Fawn Tr. Jacksonville, NC 28540-5461 (H) (910) 347-1547 

Spivey, Richard Vann [Vann] (Anne-Marie) {SP} 
(BU) Leasburg -01311 

PO Box 98, Leasburq, NC 27291-0098 (H) (336) 599-1267 

Sponenberg, James Eugene [Jim] {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*2512 Carbonton Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-3754 (H) (919) 776-2484 

Stafford, Sidney E. [Sidney] (Grace) {FE} Email: daddysid@aol.com 

(RA) Eben'zr-Wesley Chap-08120/EXTMIN-Chap.,Louisburg Coll. FAX: (919) 496-1788 

Box 3083, Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-2521 

*410 W Noble St, Louisburq, NC 27549-2352 (H) (919) 496-4779 

Stallings, W. Joseph [Joe] (Theadus) {AM} 
(RM) Mt. Zion - 10181 

(O) (252) 291-9140 

*5222 London Church Rd, Elm City, NC 27822-9122 (H) (252) 291-4311 

Stallsworth, Paul T. [Paul] (Marsha) {FE} 
(GO) Rose Hill - 05331 

*PO Box 177, Rose Hill, NC 28458-0177 (O) (910) 289-2449 

305 E. Ridge St., Rose Hill, NC 28458 (H) (910) 289-3332 

Stalnaker, James K. [Jim] (Jan) {AM} Email: jstalnaker@juno.com 

(RM) Stantonsburg - 10431 

(O) (252) 238-3838 

*PO Box 6, Stantonsburg, NC 27883-0006 (H) (252) 238-3402 

Stanfield, E. Douglas [Doug] (Vera) {FE} 

(DU) EXTMIN - Chaplain, U. S. Navy FAX: (510) 437-3066 

*Chapel Bid. 34, USCG Island, Alameda, CA 94501-5100 (O) (510) 437-3067 

1005 Larkwood Ct., Concord, CA 94521-4510 (H) (510) 687-8398 

Stanley, Bruce E. [Bruce] (Melissa) {FE} Email: bstan123@nccumc.org. 

(RA) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

1808 Spiny Ridge Ct, Raleigh, NC 27612-1753 (H) (919) 676-7969 

Stanley, Jr., Richard A. [Richard] (Shannon) {FE} 
(FA) Grace - 04041/Coharie - 04061 

*800 Smith St, Clinton, NC 28328-2648 (O) (910) 592-3497 

301 Fairfax St, Clinton, NC 28328-2114 (H) (910) 592-4195 

Stark, II, Rufus H. [Rufus] (Betty Lou) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*3600 Carolyn Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-1616 (H) (919) 876-2521 

Starnes, James A. [James] (Myrtle A.) {RM} 

(RO) Retired Minister 

PO Box 8, Brunswick, NC 28424-0008 

*101 Sellers Street, Whiteville, NC 28472-4952 (H) (910) 642-7404 

Staton, Jr., Jesse C. [Jesse] (Emma) {FE} 
(BU) Hebron - 01281 

*2325 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-8616 (O) (919) 563-3375 

2275 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC 27302-8615 (H) (919) 563-6408 

Staton, Jesse C. [J.C.] (Marie) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*143 George Taylor Rd, Newport, NC 28570-5044 (H) (252) 247-2981 

Steinmetz, David Curtis [David] (Virginia) {FE} 
(DU) EXTMIN - Prof., Duke Divinity School 

*Box 90967, Duke Div.Sch., Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3438 

4303 Thetford Rd, Durham, NC 27707 (H) (919) 489-5620 



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Stephens, Mark Dee [Mark] (Claudia) {LP} 

(GO) Bethel(Duplin Co.) - 05461 FAX: (919) 489-9778 

*3719 Jackson Rd, Durham, NC 27705-8199 (H) (919) 383-5879 

Stephenson, Marion O. [M.O.] (Hazel) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*101 S Dimock Rd, Washington, NC 27889-3109 (H) (252) 975-6650 

Stevens, Ruth Harper [Ruth] (Joe) {FE} Email: rstevens@nccumc.org 

(DU) Duke Memorial - 02161 

504 W Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701-3102 (O) (919) 683-3467 

*3917 Sprinqstop Lane, Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 402-0697 

Stewart, Donald Keith [Don] (Deidrea) {PM} 

(GR) Robersonville - 06291 

P O Box 397, 2nd & Broad St., Robersonville, NC 27871-0397 . (O) (252) 795-4663 

*P O Box 397, Robersonville, NC 27871-0397 (H) (252) 795-4663 

Stewart, W. Marshall [Marshall] (Patricia) {LP} Email: mstewart@imps0014.us.dg.com 
(RA) Piney Grove - 08291 

(O) (919) 387-5415 

*9425 Old Stage Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603-9546 (H) (919) 772-4173 

Stimac, Jo Ann F. [Jo] (Bill) {LP} Email: jstimac@ibm.net 

(RA) Millbrook - 08421 FAX: (919) 876-9373 

1712 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 876-0865 

*5000 Skidmore St, Raleigh, NC 27609-4518 (H) (919) 782-8362 

Stokes, Jr., James C. [Jim] (Diane) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*972 Louis Breeden Blvd. Hamlet, NC 28345-7091 (H) (910) 582-6317 

Stokes, III, John L. [John] (MaLou) {FE} 
(Wl) EXTMIN - Prof.of English, UNC-W 

601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3201 (O) (910) 395-3323 

*124 Windemere Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405-4024 (H) (910) 799-2695 

Stone, Amos H. [Amos] {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 972, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0972 (H) (828) 452-2130 

Stone, III, Richard L. [Richard] (Diane) {FE} Email: saumc@mindspring.com 

(RA) St. Andrews - 08171 FAX: (919) 772-1256 

1201 Maxwell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 772-4410 

*201 Winterlochen Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 . (H) (919) 779-3721 

Stott, E. Russell [Russell] (Caroline) {RM} Email: yardbard@mindspring.com 

(BU) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 942-8281 

*111 Creeks Edge, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (H) (919) 942-0281 

Street, William [William] (Joyce) {IS} 
(GR) Noble's Chapel - 06241 

Rt. 6, Box 193, Snow Hill, NC 28580 (H) (252) 633-3098 

Strickhausen, L. Wilson [Wilson] (Anita) {IS} 
(FA) Person Street - 04231 

509 Person St, Fayettevlle, NC 28301-5840 (O) (910) 483-4714 

*215 Vivian Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1433 (H) (910) 822-3002 

Strock, Stephen F. Swartz [Steve] (Dale S.) {FE} 
(DU) Leave of Absence 

*501 Marrow Lane, Oxford, NC 27565-9276 (H) (252) 438-8852 

Strother, Jonathan E. [Jon] (Diana) {FE} Email: strother@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) Hertford - 03161 

(O) (252) 426-5467 

*207 W Market St, Hertford, NC 27944-1152 (H) (252) 426-5236 

Sturdivant, Nancy T. [Nancy] (Robert) {OE} Email: momnet1@ix.netcom.com 

(BU) Rock Creek - 01401/Christ - 01501 

7315 Mt. Herman Rock Creek Rd, Snow Camp, NC 27349 .... (O) (336) 376-3515 
*204 Burlage Cir., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 929-1377 



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Stutts, Connie Marie [Connie] (Steve) {PM} 

(DU) Union Chapel - 02641 

6479 Raleigh Rd, Kittrell, NC 27544-9704 

*160 W Young Ave, Henderson, NC 27536-4149 (H) (252) 492-1862 

Stutts, D. Stephen [Steve] (Connie) {FE} 
(DU) City Road - 02341 

903 N. Garnett St., Henderson, NC 27536 (O) (252) 492-1823 

*160 W Young Ave, Henderson, NC 27536-4149 (H) (252) 492-1862 

Styron, II, Mack [Mack] (Cindy) {OF} 
(GR) Aurora -06010 

*590 S. 5th St.. Aurora, NC 27806-9701 (H) (252) 322-5400 

Summey, James L. [Jim] (Doris) {FE} 

(Wl) Trinity - 12431 FAX: (910) 313-6760 

*1403 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4908 (O) (910) 762-3316 

3312 Amber Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409-2549 (H) (910) 397-0805 

Supplee, Thomas [Tom] (Myra M.) {FE} 
(FA) Goshen-Keener - 04300 

*11867 Hobbton Hwy, Newton Grove, NC 28366-7238 (H) (910) 594-0992 

Sutton, James E. [Jimmy] (Janie) {FE} Email: garnerumc.home@mindsphng.com 
(RA) Garner: First - 08161 

*PO Box 274, Garner, NC 27529-0274 (O) (919) 772-2042 

101 Sugar Ln, Knightdale, NC 27545-9660 (H) (919) 266-9098 

Swartz, Alan P. [Alan] (Jo Anne) {FE} Email: swartz@nccumc.org 

(DU) Oxford - 02441 FAX: (919) 693-9352 

*PO Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565-0757 (O) (919) 693-4091 

415 Hancock St, Oxford, NC 27565-3714 (H) (919) 693-3237 

Sweeley, Thomas Lynn [Tommy] (Sharon) {FE} 

(SA) Siler City:First - 11381 FAX: (919) 742-4646 

*PO Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344-0212 (O) (919) 742-2722 

522 W Glendale St, Siler City, NC 27344-3860 (H) (919) 742-3707 

Switzer, Maryellen Phelan [Maryellen] (Wm.LIII) {FEJEmail: meswitzer@hotmail.com 
(RA) Layden Memorial - 08401 

2706 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603-2552 (O) (919) 828-9642 

*6003 Bissette Rd, Wendell, NC 27591-8797 (H) (919) 217-9095 

Sykes, R. Michael [Mike] (Patricia) {FE} Email: mikesykes@visionet.org 

(BU) Walnut Grove - 01471 

*1815 Hawkins Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-8555 (O) (336) 732-5722 

1815 Hawkins Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-8555 (H) (336) 732-2054 

Tarkenton, Thomas R. [Tom] (Elizabeth) {ROE} 
(EC) Creswell - 03070 

*951 Weston Rd, Creswell, NC 27928 (H) (252) 797-4355 

Tart, Michael Lawrence [Mike] (Margaret) {FL} 
(GO) Disability Leave 

*105 Shawn Court, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-6019 (H) (252) 443-1931 

Tatum, Jimmie Ray [Jimmie] (Martha) {FE} Email: swampfx@pinehurst.net 

(SA) Smyrna - 11401 

(O) (910) 464-3188 

*203 Smyrna Church Rd, Robbins, NC 27325-7457 (H) (910) 464-3542 

Taylor, II, Berry Lynn [Berry] (Bernie) {FE} Email: bltbct@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) South Mills - 03350 

*PO Box 100, South Mills, NC 27976-0100 (O) (252) 771-2401 

PO Box 190, South Mills, NC 27976-0190 (H) (252) 771-2508 

Taylor, Bruce D. [Bruce] (Jennie) {FE} 

(GO) Centenary - 05371 FAX: (919) 934-9547 

140 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC 27577 (O) (919) 934-2333 

*904 S. Crescent Dr., Smithfield, NC 27577-3712 (H) (919) 934-8597 

Taylor, Linda [Linda] {OE} 

(Wl) Oleander-Devon Park - 12390 

3403 Winston Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403-2638 (O) (910) 799-0621 

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Taylor, Polly Ann [Polly] (Rev. Mike Pulliam) {PM} Email: pinkpolly@aol.com 

(GR) Wash'gtn: First - Assoc. - 06421 FAX: (252) 946-3524 

*P0 Box 715, Washington, NC 27889-0715 (O) (252) 946-3311 

1214 N Respess St, Washington, NC 27889-3618 (H) (252) 946-3668 

Taylor, Steven [Steve] (Sherry) {SP} 

(BU) Eno-Palmer's Grove - 01210 

*1211 Palmers Grove Church Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-8419 . (H) (919) 732-4694 

Taylor, T. Kevin [Kevin] {OD} 

(GR) Farmville - Assoc. - 06091 

*P O Box 153, Farmville, NC 27828 (O) (252) 753-4803 

340 Beasley Dr, Apt. A-3, Greenville, NC 27834 (H) (252) 752-3035 

Taylor, William V. [Bill] (Robin) {FE} 
(RM) Evansdale - 10071 

(O) (252) 237-2632 

*4334 Evansdale Rd, Wilson, NC 27893-7657 (H) (252) 237-1914 

Teachey, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Sylvia) {RM} 
(NB) Broad Creek - 07081 

*1607 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2303 (H) (252) 728-6422 

Thomas, Wayne E. [Wayne] (Nancy) {RM} 

(GR) Retired Minister 

4170 VOA Rd, Washington, NC 27889 

*PO Box 2784, Washington, NC 27889-2784 (H) (252) 946-9566 

Thompson, Jr., Emerson M.[Em](Catherine){RM} Email:pithomps@eastnet.ecu.edu 

(GR) Retired Minister FAX: (252) 321-7938 

*105 Kilby Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-6508 (H) (252) 321-7839 

Thompson, Geiselle [Geiselle] (Roger L.) {FE} Email: gthompson@intercenter.net 

(RA) Leave of Absence FAX: (919) 481-1092 

The Learning Curve, 107A Kilmayne Dr., Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 481-2077 

*PO Box 6504, Raleigh, NC 27628-6504 (H) (919) 755-0707 

Thompson, Jr., James F. [Jim] (Priscilla) {LP} 
(RO) Sneads Grove - 09541 

*1004 E Scotsdale Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352-4249 (H) (910) 276-3227 

Thompson, Leo Clifford [Leo] {FE} Email: leo@intercenter.net 

(RA) EXTMIN - Pastoral Counselor.Triangle Mental Hea.Assoc FAX: (919) 781-1173 

*3404 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612-8013 (O) (919) 781-1173 

Thompson, Neil H. [Neil] (Catherine (Deceased)) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2109 Myrtle Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-2244 (H) (919) 828-7653 

Thompson, Roger E. [Roger] (Roberta) {RM} 

(Wl) Retired Minister FAX: (910) 618-5642 

PO Box 1649, Lumberton, NC 28359-1649 (O) (910) 618-5574 

*24340 Cliff Gibson Rd, Laurel Hill, NC 28351-8724 (H) (910) 277-8676 

Tilley, Robert C. [Bob] (Jean) {FL} 
(NB) Harlowe-Oak Grove - 07130 

*5129 US Hwy 101, Newport, NC 28570 (H) (252) 447-1779 

Tingle, James Arthur [James] (Evelyn) {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 516, Hartsel, CO 80449-0516 (H) (719) 836-3118 

Todd, Troy Kevin [Troy] (Lori) {PM} Email: troyt@skybest.com 

(RO) 337.1 - Appointed in WNC Conference 

*207B Obids Baptist Ch. Rd, West Jefferson, NC 28694 (H) (336) 982-5108 

Tosto, James Edward [Jim] (Kay) {FL} 
(EC) Manns Harbor - 03190 

*PO Box 95, Manns Harbor, NC 27953-0095 (H) (252) 473-3881 

Townley, Douglas [Doug] (Elaine) {SP} 

(DU) Tabernacle - 02551 

*12260 NC 39 N, Henderson, NC 27536-9805 (H) (252) 492-7643 



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Townsend, Jr., William C. [William] (Nancy Jo) {FE} 
(RA) Trinity - 08501 

*824 N Bloodworth St, Raleigh, NC 27604-1232 (O) (919) 832-1390 

1301 Mordecai Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604-1344 (H) (919) 833-7466 

Traynham, David D. [D. D.] (Nancy) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*1329 Roberdell Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-2549 (H) (910) 895-3746 

Treihart, Charles M. [Charles] (Susan J.) {RL} 
(DU) Retired Local Pastor 

*822 Billy Hicks Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-7947 (H) (336) 599-1797 

Trotter, J. Albert [Al] (Gay) {FE} Email: revdup@aol.com 

(BU) Mebane - 01331 FAX: (919) 563-1605 

*200 S 4th St, Mebane, NC 27302 (O) (919) 563-4301 

205 S 4th St, Mebane, NC 27302-2641 (H) (919) 563-1661 

Trum, Mary Smith [Mary] (Bob Faoro) {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Ryton & Prudhoe CircuitThe Meth. Church, England 

*The Meth. Manse, Barmoor, Ryton.Tyne&Wear, NE 403TS-Eng. . (H) (191) 413-2494 

Tucker, C. Clyde [Clyde] {RM} Email: cctuck@aol.com 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 269-4843 

*1401 Zebulon Rd, Zebulon, NC 27597-8269 (H) (919) 269-4843 

Tucker, Rexford F. [Rex] (Rosa Lee) {AF} 
(RM) Affiliate Mbr - (Troy) 

1121 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (H) (252) 443-4494 

Tucker, Stuart [Stuart] (Karen) {FE} Email: s2tucker@juno.com 

(DU) Leave of Absence 

*3600 Barcelona Avenue, Durham, NC 27707 (H) (919) 489-8023 

Turnage, Roy L. [Roy] (Corabob) {RL} 
(GR) Retired Local Pastor 

*710 East 2nd St.. Ayden, NC 28513-0116 (H) (252) 746-3686 

Tysinger, Richard M. [Rick] (Stephanie H.) {FE} 
(SA) Merritts-Ebenezer -11220 

*5636 Deep River Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-7926 (H) (919) 774-9741 

Tyson, Aaron G. [Aaron] (Lucille) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*104 Courtland PI., Goldsboro, NC 27534 (H) (919) 778-1475 

Tyson, Sr., Bobby P. [Bobby] (Jetta) {FE} 
(FA) Spring Hill - 04451 

(O) (910) 893-4723 

*1926 Spring Hill Church Rd, Lillington, NC 27546-9526 (H) (910) 893-6381 

Tyson, Jr., Bobby P. [Bobby] (Christie) {FE} Email: btysonjr@juno.com 

(FA) Culbreth Mem. - 04141 FAX: (910) 483-8918 

1813 Sloan Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28301-6527 (O) (910) 483-8918 

*730 Blackwell St., Fayetteville, NC 27301-6502 (H) (910) 483-4431 

Tyson, Carson S. [Carson] (Peggy) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*8204 Hebron Church Rd, Mebane, NC 27302 (H) (919) 304-3187 

Tyson, John H. [John] (Elizabeth) {FE} 
(FA) Johnson Memorial - 04211 

*306 McArthur Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 488-5406 

700 Westmont Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28305 (H) (910) 323-1997 

Tyson, M. Eugene [Gene] (Joan) {FE} Email: metison@aol.com 

(GR) Covenant - 06101 FAX: (252) 355-0123 

M000 Corey Rd, Winterville, NC 28590-9260 (O) (252) 355-0123 

2004 Sherwood Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-5319 (H) (252) 353-7056 

Tyson, Tommy [Tommy] (Frances) {RM} 

(BU) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 968-1114 

*1716 Mount Carmel Church Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-9220 ... (H) (919) 933-5557 



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Tyson, Vernon C. [Vernon] (Martha) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*900 Williamson Dr, Raleigh, NC 27608-2352 (H) (919) 832-7176 

Upham, Jr., John Exley.[John] (Susy) {FE} Email: jeupham@aol.com 

(RA) Longview - 0841 1 

*2312 Milburnie Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-1748 (O) (919) 834-7554 

137 N Lord Ashley Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610-2436 (H) (919) 828-4772 

Varnum, Tracie [Tracie] (Clementine) {RL} 
(Wl) Retired Local Pastor 

*3105 Gal-Var Rd., Supply, NC 28462 (H) (910) 842-9440 

Vaughan, Richard C. [Richard] (Debbie) {FE} Email: rev.rich@mindspring.com 

(FA) Raeford: First - 04401 

*PO Box 662, Raeford, NC 28376-0662 (O) (910) 875-2111 

818 N Main St., Raeford, NC 28376-1930 (H) (910) 875-3746 

Vaughn, II, Stephen W. [Stephen] (Jane) {FD} 

(GR) GR:St. James - Deacon - 06131 FAX: (252) 752-9539 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858-2915 (O) (252) 752-6154 

205 Adams Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858-4818 (H) (252) 758-5752 

Vickers, Hope A. [Hope] (Darrell) {FE} Email: hope@vpiness.com 

(FA) Cumberland - 04091 FAX: (910) 425-5356 

2262 George Owen Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (O) (910) 425-5356 

*2244 George Owen Rd., Favetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 424-4145 

VonCanon, Mary Leigh [Mary] {RM} 
(SA) Retired Minister 

*700 Magnolia Dr Apt 22B, Aberdeen, NC 28315-2218 (H) (910) 944-7259 

Wade, David C. [David] (Cynthia) {FE} 
(Wl) Wesley's Chapel - 12311 

*2409 Peanut Plant Rd., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (O) (910) 645-4011 

PO Box 2211, Elizabethtown, NC 28337-2211 (H) (910) 645-4934 

Waggoner, James Milan [Jim] (Margaret) {RM} Email: steamfest@aol.com 

(RA) Retired Minister - Chief, Chaplaincy Services, NC Div. of Youth Serv. 

*3212 Barker PI, Raleigh, NC 27604-2456 (H) (919) 850-9102 

Walker-Jones, Kelli [Kelli] (Logan) {FE} 

(RA) Highland - Associate - 08381 FAX: (919) 787-4251 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607-3143 (O) (919) 787-4240 

4215 Arbutus Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612 (H) (919) 510-0369 

Walker, Wanda Gail [Gail] {DM} 
(RO) Retired Diaconal Min. 

P.O. Box 149, Cordova, NC 28330 (O) (910) 997-9805 

*344 Raleigh St, Hamlet, NC 28345-2750 . (H) (910) 582-0707 

Wall, C. Arthur [Arthur] (Carol) {FE} Email: seaawall@aol.com 

(RM) Nashville - 10201 

PO Box 86, Nashville, NC 27856-0086 (O) (252) 459-7178 

*303 S 1st St, Nashville, NC 27856-1416 (H) (252) 459-7328 

Wall, Lynn T. [Lynn] {FE} 

(Wl) Sharon (Holden Beach) - 12261 

2030 Holden Beach Rd., Supply, NC 28462 (O) (910) 842-2929 

*2163 Boones Neck Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462-6221 (H) (910) 842-3449 

Wallace, Robert L. [Bob] (Christine) {RM} Email: rlwallace@juno.com 

(DU) Retired Minister 

3102 Green Hill Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 309-2753 

Walters, Jasper H. [Jack] (Cindi) {LP} Email: jackafb@yahoo.com 

(Wl) Bolton-Shiloh - 12030 FAX: (910) 313-6939 

(O) (910) 313-0788 

*3260 Green Swamp Rd. N, Bolton, NC 28423-9084 (H) (910) 655-2750 

Walters, Norma [Norma] {FE} 

(DU) Mt. Zion - 02421 

*7272 Hurdle Mills Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-9424 (H) (336) 364-2317 



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Walton, Brenda Crawford [Brenda] {PM} Email: bacw@mindspring.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Chaplain Residency, NC Mem. Hospital 

*3312 Cobblestone Ct, Raleigh, NC 27607-3120 (H) (919) 881-9903 

Ward, Jr., Herman Nathan [Herman] (Ann) {FE} Email: hward@visionet.org 

(BU) Hillsborough -01301 

(O) (919) 732-3460 

*130 W Trvon St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2552 (H) (919) 732-1667 

Ward, Hope Morgan [Hope] (Michael) {FE} Email: hmward@nccumc.org 

(RA) EXTMIN - Exec. Dir., CCOM FAX: (919) 834-7989 

*P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

3117 Cartwright Dr., Raleigh, NC 27612-2177 (H) (919) 782-9507 

Ward, Richard L. [Rick] (Shirley) {FE} Email: rlward@coastalnet.com 

(GO) Fremont -05101 

(O) (919) 242-4797 

*PO Box 147, Fremont, NC 27830-0147 (H) (919) 242-4062 

Ward, Shirley Acker [Shirley] (Rick) {AM} Email: rlward@coastalnet.com 

(GO) Princeton - 05321 

P O Box 116, Princeton, NC 27569 (O) (919) 936-3871 

*402 E. Second St., Princeton, NC 27569 (H) (919) 936-3442 

Warren, Clarence Lee [Clarence] (Ruby) {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*625 E Ravnor Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-2144 (H) (910) 822-4508 

Warren, Jr., D. Ray [Ray] (Jill) {FE} Email: humcweb@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Harbor - 12481 FAX: (910) 452-7930 

*4853 Masonboro Loop Rd., Wilmington, NC 28409 (O) (910) 452-7202 

101 Yorkshire Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409 (H) (910) 792-0696 

Warren, H. Robert [Bob] (Shirley B.) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*917 Keiths Rd, Knightdale, NC 27545-8400 (H) (919) 266-6931 

Warren, James H. [James] (Daisy) {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*4343 Lebanon Rd # T-1123, Hermitage, TN 37076-1223 (H) (615) 871-8179 

Warren, Jr., James I. [Jim] (Marjorie) {FE} Email: bcigc@primeline.com 

(RA) EXTMIN - Dir., Intentional Growth Center FAX: (828) 452-4225 

*PO Box 546, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-0546 (O) (828) 452-2881 

350 Crum Dr, Lk Junaluska, NC 28745-9719 (H) (828) 452-0782 

Warren, Jr., M. Whitfield [Whit] (Barbara) {FE} 

(GR) Queen Street - 06201 FAX: (252) 527-9343 

*PO Box 508, Kinston, NC 28502-0508 (O) (252) 527-2119 

1206 Woodberry Rd, Kinston, NC 28501-2643 (H) (252) 523-2441 

Warren, Raymond Collins [Ray] {PM} Email: revrwarren@aol.com 

(EC) Kinnakeet - 03170 FAX: (252) 995-3384 

(O) (252) 995-5383 

*PO Box 129, Avon, NC 27915-0129 (H) (252) 995-5708 

Warren, Jr., W. Arthur [Arthur] (Becky) {FE} 
(GO) Providence -05171 

*202 Providence Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 734-7114 

236 Providence Church Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530-8910 (H) (919) 735-4607 

Warren, W. Donald [Donald] (Lori) {FE} 
(RO) Fellowship -09121 

(O) (910) 582-0900 

*1200 McDonald Ave, Hamlet, NC 28345-3726 (H) (910) 582-2685 

Waters, Denise Conner [Denise] (Davis) {FD} 

(BU) EXTMIN - Assoc. Dir., Chaplaincy Serv., MRH FAX: (919) 383-9208 

*2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705-3899 (O) (919) 383-2567 

2308 Judah Benjamin Ct, Hillsborough, NC 27278-9532 (H) (919) 732-5865 

Watford, T. Scott [Scott] (Tammy R.) {FE} 
(BU) Faith -01061 

*1732 W Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215-1902 (O) (336) 226-2991 

1803 Harriet Dr, Burlington, NC 27215-3440 (H) (336) 227-0846 



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Watson, Debra Starling [Debra] (Andy) {OE} 
(RO) Trinity-Olivet - 09080 

307 Trinity St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (O) (910) 628-7427 

*309 lona St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (H) (910) 628-7365 

Watson, H. Langill [Langill] (Elizabeth) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*3620 Westridqe Circle Dr, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3331 (H) (252) 443-0057 

Way, Robert B. [Bob] (Rosalyn) {LP} 
(SA) Chatham: Mt.Zion - 11110 

*20 Birchwood Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312-8726 (H) (919) 542-6710 

Way, Vance C. [Vance] {FE} 
(EC) Ocracoke - 03271 

P O Box 278, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0278 (O) (252) 928-6219 

*P O Box 420, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0420 (H) (252) 928-4211 

Weaver, Jr., James T. [Jimmy] (Deborah O.) {FE} Email: jimweaver@visionet.org 
(BU) Efland -01191 

(O) (919) 732-7957 

*PO Box 121, Efland, NC 27243-0121 (H) (919) 732-8451 

Weaver, Walter P. [Walter] (Peggy) {RM} Email: wweaver@flsouthern.edu 

(FA) Retired Minister FAX: (941) 853-6982 

*623 Rockingham Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810-4004 (H) (941) 859-5280 

Webb-Bowden, Julia [Julia] (Larry) {FE} Email: iglean@aol.com 

(DU) EXTMIN - Dir., Society of St. Andrew FAX: (919) 688-8830 

*PO Box 25081, Durham, NC 27702-5081 (O) (919) 683-3011 

5532 Jomali Dr, Durham, NC 27705-8392 (H) (919) 383-1397 

Weber, Michael D. [Mike] (Barbara) {FE} 
(NB) Pamlico Coop. Par. - 07340 

*PO Box 98, Stonewall, NC 28583-0098 (O) (252) 745-4916 

2831 Sterlinqpark Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-5805 (H) (919) 831-1115 

Weinrich, Luise Katharine [Luise] (Clint) {FE} 

(RM) Rocky Mt: First-Associate - 10291 FAX: (252) 977-1748 

*100 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-5701 (O) (252) 977-0400 

3217 Amherst Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3802 (H) (252) 451-0604 

Weisser, William J. [Bill] (Anne) {FD} Email: bweisser@mindspring.com 

(RA) RA:Edenton St.- Deacon - 08351 FAX: (919) 829-5780 

*228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1714 (O) (919) 832-7536 

1214 Currituck Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5539 (H) (919) 787-7364 

Wells, Benjamin E. [Benjamin] {PM} Email: 12thtribe@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Morehead City: First - 07231 

900 Arendell, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (252) 726-7102 

*303 Barbour Rd, Crtyrd Unit 502, Morehead City, NC 28557 ... (H) (252) 808-0219 
Wells, Jr., William M. [Bill] (Dixie) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 445, Laurinburg, NC 28353-0445 (O) (910) 276-0035 

610 Prince St, Laurinburg, NC 28352-4448 (H) (910) 276-0035 

Wells, Jr., Woodrow W. [Woody] (Carole) {FE} 

(GR) St. James - 06131 FAX: (252) 752-9539 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858-2915 (O) (252) 752-6154 

114 Lord Ashley Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-6219 (H) (252) 756-2958 

Wenberg, Jr., John W. [John] (Carol) {FE} 
(RA)Westover -08521 

300 Powell Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1317 (O) (919) 851-4431 

*1212 Deboy St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1718 (H) (919) 851-4545 

Wesley, Luther V. [Luther] (Irma L.) {RAM} 
(RO) Retired Associate Mbr. 

*PO Box 954, Creedmoor, NC 27522-0954 (H) (919) 528-1131 

West, Pearl G. [Pearl] {RM} 
(NB) Retired Minister 

Trash & Treasures, Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (252) 240-0005 

*231 Pinners Point Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-7832 (H) (252) 728-7353 



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West, Jr., Thaddeus C. [T. C] (Ellen) {LP} 
(GO) Walker Memorial - 05391 

*144 Mark Edwards Rd, La Grange, NC 28551-7542 (H) (252) 778-0428 

Westman, Judy Ellen [Judy] {PM} Email: revjew@weblnk.net 

(Wl) Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo - 12120 

POBox 492, 1030 Main St., Fair Bluff, NC 28439 (O) (910) 649-7749 

*POBox 492, 139 Conway Rd., Fair Bluff, NC 28439 (H) (910) 649-7349 

Wethington, Mark W. [Mark] (Bobbi) {FE} Email: wethmw@aol.com 

(SA) Southern Pines - 11411 

*175 Midland Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387-3311 (O) (910) 692-3518 

100 Clematis Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387-3308 (H) (910) 692-3461 

Wheeler, Kermit R. [Kermit] {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*305 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5680 (H) (352) 383-1733 

Whitaker, Karen H. [Karen] (Alan) {FE} 
(RA) Genesis - 08061 

*850 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27513-3507 (O) (919) 467-2128 

3201 Jo Anne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-2757 (H) (919) 839-0222 

White, Christian [Christian] (Margaret) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*303 Swordgate Dr, Cary, NC 27513-1633 (H) (919) 319-1822 

White, Clinton Lane [Clint] (Lynn) {LP} 
(GR) Sharon -06311 

(O) (252) 527-6301 

4247 Daughetv White Rd., Kinston, NC 28501 (H) (252) 523-7811 

White, Dena McFarland [Dena] (Tom) {FE} 
(RO) East - 09421 

(O) (910) 895-4587 

*1009 Scalevbark Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-4845 (H) (910) 895-4587 

White, John H. [John] (Nancy) {RM} 

(RA) Retired Minister FAX: (919) 878-7669 

3701 Wake Forest Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 878-7666 

*7213 Nicolson Ct, Raleigh, NC 27616-5679 (H) (919) 878-8579 

Whitley, Edgar Earl [Ed] {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*100 Sawgrass Bnd, Virginia Bch, VA 23451-6533 (H) (757) 425-0484 

Wiggins, Carson O. [Carson] (Moeine) {FE} 
(BU) Grace -01081 

(O) (336) 226-0785 

*1899 Wilkins St, Burlington, NC 27217-1716 (H) (336) 227-3153 

Wilburn, William Joseph [Joe] (Betsy) {FE} Email: wjwilburn@infoave.net 

(RO) Norman - 09320 FAX: (910) 652-3131 

*PO Box 95, Norman, NC 28367-0095 (O) (910) 652-3131 

152 W. Moore St., Norman, NC 28367 (H) (910) 652-3131 

Wilkerson, Richard Phillip [Rick] (Kathy) {FE} 
(RA) Knightdale - 08221 

*PO Box 83, Knightdale, NC 27545-0083 (O) (919) 266-2373 

423 3rd Ave, Knightdale, NC 27545-9448 (H) (919) 266-2110 

Wilkinson, Howard M. [Hank] (Virginia) {RM} 
(RM) Retired Minister 

*Rr 1 Box 292, Garysburg, NC 27831-9736 (H) (252) 536-3528 

Wilkinson, Scott Taylor [Scott] {FE} 

(GR) EXTMIN - Campus Minister, ECU FAX: (252) 830-9527 

P O Box 8245, Greenville, NC 27835 (O) (252) 758-2030 

*1704 E. Muirfield Dr, Greenville, NC 27834 (H) (252) 752-9320 

Williams, James E. [Jim] (Jo-Ann) {FE} Email: joann@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Beech Grove-Rhems - 07050 

*1035 Washington Post Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-9297 (H) (252) 638-2248 



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Williams, James A. [Jimmy] (Nellie) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*2185 Kittrell Rd., Kittrell, NC 27544-9187 (H) (252) 438-8053 

Williams, Jennifer C. [Jenny] (Scott) {PM} Email: jkb3@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Mt. Sylvan - Assoc. - 02231 

*5731 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1427 (O) (919) 471-0032 

2121 Overland Dr., Durham, NC 27704 (H) (919) 683-1636 

Williams, John E. [Johnny] (Jane) {FE} 

(GR) Conetoe - 06481 

*504 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856-1652 

504 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856-1652 (H) (252) 459-4324 

Williams, Richard J. [Richard] (Carolyn) {FD} Email: richlee@mindspring.com 

(GO) Centenary - Deacon - 05371 FAX: (919) 934-9547 

*140 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577-3916 (O) (919) 934-2333 

410 S 4th St, Smithfield. NC 27577-4452 (H) (919) 934-8915 

Williams, Roger Charles [Roger] {RL} Email: rwill@buggs.net 

(RM) Retired Local Pastor 

*218 Smith St. South Hill, VA 23970 (H) (804) 955-2493 

Williams, Jr., Samuel A. [Skip] (Betsy A.) {FE} 
(BU) Saint Paul's - 01091 

(O) (336) 228-1681 

*609 Trail 2, Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (336) 226-0818 

Williams, Terry Michael [Terry] (Jane) {LP} Email: a1anues@aol.com 
(EC) Anderson - 03031 FAX: (252) 482-5933 

(O) (252) 482-2600 

*101 Robin Ln, Edenton, NC 27932-1629 (H) (252) 482-7688 

Williams, William F. [Bill] (Edna) {FE} 
(NB) Atlantic -07031 

PO Box 145, Atlantic, NC 28511-0145 (O) (252) 225-7701 

*PO Box 235, Atlantic, NC 28511-0235 (H) (252) 225-3831 

Williford, George Bertram [George] (Brenda) {LP} 
(FA) Cotton - 04081 

*PO Box 3, Godwin, NC 28344-0003 (H) (910) 980-1038 

Williford, Gladys R. [Gladys] {RM} 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*100 Peterson Ct, Holly Hill, FL 32117-2806 (H) (904) 257-1743 

Willingham, Malcolm Craig [Mac] (Johnny Carol) {FE} 
(RO) EXTMIN - Clin. Counselor/chaplain, Harrington Clinic 

(O) (910) 895-0393 

*180 Fairway Dr., Rockingham, NC 28379' '.'. (H) (910) 895-1497 

Wilson, III, A. J. [Jack] (Nelson Campbell) {FE} 

(RA) EXTMIN - Past.Couns.Prog.Dir., Memorial Hospital .... FAX: (423) 495-6192 

Mem. Med. Plaza, Suite 208, Chattanooga, TN 37404 (O) (423) 495-6144 

*308 Laurel Lane, Lookout Mtn, TN 37350-1148 (H) (423) 821-8117 

Wilson, III, Ben H. [Ben] (Jane Latham Wilson) {RM} 
(SA) Little River-Melton's Grove - 11200 

*PO Box 73, West End, NC 27376-0073 (H) (910) 673-4556 

Wilson-Parsons, C. Scott [Scott] (Mary Jane) {OE} Email: scottwp@nccumc.org 

(EC) Pilmoor Memorial - 03301 FAX: (252) 232-3016 

*P O Box 65, Currituck, NC 27979-0065 (H) (252) 232-3391 

Wilson, Claude T. [Claude] (Dorothy) {RM} 
(GR) Woodington -06441 

*280 Gray Rd, Vanceboro, NC 28586-8100 (H) (252) 244-0028 

Wilson, James L. [Jim] (Caaron) {FE} Email: jcawilson@mindspnng.com 

(RA) St. James - 08471 FAX: (919) 876-6030 

*3808 St. James Church Rd., Raleigh, NC 27604-5031 (O) (919) 876-5796 

1904 Garden City Ct., Raleigh, NC 27604 (H) (919) 212-9933 

Wilson, Jr., Kelly J. [Kelly] (Jean L.) {RM} 

(DU) Retired Minister 

*2406 W Club Blvd. Durham, NC 27705-3125 (H) (919) 286-4734 



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Winberry, Herman S. [Herman] (Christine) {RM} 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*3804 N Walnut St, Lumberton, NC 28358-7730 (H) (910) 739-6029 

Wingfield, Neal Eddins [Neal] (Page) {PM} Email: new@acpub.duke.edu 

(GO) Brownings-Smith - 05050 

*6490 Mt.Olive Hwy, Mount Olive, NC 28365-7932 (H) (919) 594-1445 

Wingo, Brian W. [Brian] (Diane) {FE} Email: bwingo@juno.com 

(DU) Carr -02151 

*107 N Driver St, Durham, NC 27703-3053 (O) (919) 596-7210 

205 Barclay Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1611 (H) (919) 479-5555 

Winstead, Arthur W. [Art] (Margaret) {RM} 
(GO) Smithfield:Asbury - 05361 

*130 Renwick Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-2978 (H) (919) 847-7920 

Winston, III, Joseph A. [Jay] (Donnie) {FE} Email: jwins3767@aol.com 

(FA) Hope Mills -04311 

4955 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348-1939 (O) (910) 425-0108 

*4927 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348-1939 (H) (910) 425-5019 

Wise, Denny C. [Denny] (Judy) {FE} Email: wise@carolina.net 

(RO) St. Luke - 09201 

*1501 Turnpike Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-6821 

1703 Anita Dr., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (H) (910) 276-6918 

Wise, Gilliam P. [Gil] (Linda) {PM} 
(RM) Zion - 10521 

*PO Box 548, Norlina, NC 27563-0548 (O) (252) 456-3566 

406 Division St, Norlina, NC 27563 (H) (252) 456-3435 

Witt, Peggy O. [Peg] (Bill) {FE} Email: powitt@mindspring.com 

(SA) Vass-Cameron -11450 

(O) (910) 245-7665 

*P O Box 628, Vass, NC 28394-0628 (H) (910) 245-7660 

Witt, Jr., William J [Bill] (Peg) {FE} 
(SA) Pinebluff - 11260 

*PO Box 65, Pinebluff, NC 28373-0065 (H) (910) 281-3797 

Wittman, Raymond Karl [Ray] (Diana) {FE} Email: preachray@aol.com 

(FA) Salem - 04261 

(O) (910) 483-8959 

*2171 Middle Rd, E Favettevlle, NC 28301-9753 (H) (910) 483-2520 

Wolfe, William L. [Bill] (Biddie) {RM} Email: wolfetoo@new-vistal.com 

(BU) Retired Minister 

*P.O. Box 1006, Graham, NC 27253-1006 (H) (336) 376-6021 

Womack, Jr., LaVerne B. [Verne] (Leslie Ann) {FE} 
(RO) Disability Leave 

*10760 Taylor Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (H) (910) 610-1248 

Womack, Leslie C. [Leslie] (LaVerne B.) {DM} 

(RO) Retired Diaconal Min FAX: (910) 276-9097 

P.O. Box 1308, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-1803 

*10760 Taylor Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (H) (910) 610-1248 

Womack, Samuel J. [Samuel] {RM} 
(FA) Retired Minister 

*217 Vivian Dr, Favetteville, NC 28311-1433 (H) (910) 822-0593 

Wood, Andrew B. [Andy] (Sheila) {LP} 
(FA) Sampson - 04430 

*PO Box 216, Salemburg, NC 28385-0216 (O) (910) 525-5138 

4491 Minnie Hall Rd., Autrvville, NC 28318-9518 (H) (910) 531-3537 

Wood, Samuel L. [Sam] (Lois) {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*3102 Cashwell Dr Unit 63, Goldsboro, NC 27534-4412 (H) (919) 778-8135 

Woodard, Jr., John R. [John] (Rita) {FE} Email: pstrjohn@aol.com 

(FA) Victory - 04281 

*2005 Camden Rd, Favetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 484-3390 



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Woodcock, Eldon G. [Woody] (Libby) {RM} 
(DU) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 297, Circleville, NY 10919-0297 (H) (914) 361-5754 

Woodhouse, Andrea Reese [Andi] (David) {FE} 

(DU) Concord - 02071 FAX: (336) 599-7630 

*5021 Semora Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-8435 (H) (336) 599-7630 

Woodhouse, David William [David] (Andrea) {FE} 

(DU) Oak Grove - 02431 FAX: (336) 599-7630 

(O) (336) 599-2469 

*5021 Semora Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-8435 (H) (336) 599-7630 

Woodworth, Douglas R. [Douglas] (Erma) {IS} 
(GR) Tabernacle - 06451 

*313 N Pitt St, Ayden, NC 28513-1623 (H) (252) 746-6534 

Wooldridge Jr, Oscar Bailey [Oscar] (Tew) {RM} 
(RA) Retired Minister 

*2611 Citrus Lake Dr. #C-201, Naples, FL 34109 (H) (941) 598-3613 

Workman, Anna Gail [Anna Gail] (George) {DM} Email: aworkman@netpath.net 

(BU) Diaconal Minister FAX: (919) 227-7905 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216-2597 (O) (336) 227-6263 

*2114 US Highway 70, Mebane, NC 27302-9034 (H) (919) 563-3488 

Worley, William Earl [Bill] (Nancy) {RM} 
(EC) Retired Minister 

*10333 Midstate Ave., Port Richey, FL 34668 (H) (813) 819-0254 

Worth, Sr., Leroy [Leroy] (Rennett) {LP} 
(RO) Pembroke Circuit - 09350 

*1408 Swallow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-2417 (O) (919) 851-6315 

1408 Swallow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-2417 (H) (919) 851-6315 

Wright, Johnnie L. [John] (Annette) {PM} 
(SA) Sanford Circuit - 11360 

*P O Box 1512, Lillinqton. NC 27546-1512 (H) (910) 893-8144 

Wynn, Samuel [Sam] (Rosemary) {FE} Email: swynn@nccumc.org 

(NB) New Bern District Super FAX: (252) 637-9404 

*1503 Kimberly Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-3307 (H) (252) 637-4600 

Yang, Chong Ho [Chong] (Choe) {PM} Email: cyang@uncp.campus.mci.net 

(RO) St. John-Gibson - 09510 

POBox 181, 13280 Church St., Gibson, NC 28343 (O) (910) 268-2777 

*POBox 181, 6040 Main St., Gibson, NC 28343-0181 (H) (910) 268-4292 

Yelverton, Pernecie C. [P. C] {RM} 
(GO) Retired Minister 

*PO Box 173, Fremont, NC 27830-0173 (H) (919) 242-4655 

Yorkey, Camille O. [Camille] {FE} Email: revcoye@aol.com 

(Wl) Family Leave FAX: (843) 280-4518 

4211 Hibiscus Dr. #204, Little River, SC 29566 (O) (843) 280-4518 

'7309 Gray Gables, Wilmington, NC 28403-3749 (H) (910) 256-9331 

Youngstrom, Janine T. [Janine] (Rick) {FL} Email: jtyoungs@juno.com 

(Wl) Whiteville - 12341 

(O) (910) 642-3376 

*902 Pinckney St., Whiteville, NC 28472 (H) (910) 640-2759 

Yount, John W. [John] (Connie) {LP/D} 

(DU) Stoval - 02541 FAX: (919) 693-8043 

*5101 Stagecoach Rd., Oxford, NC 27565-9118 (H) (919) 693-4839 

Yow, Jr., William Joseph [Joey] (Julia) {FE} 
(GO) Four Oaks - 05091 

*PO Box 177, Four Oaks, NC 27524-0177 (O) (919) 963-2095 

PO Box 177, Four Oaks, NC 27524-0177 (H) (919) 963-2773 



99 Widows 

WIDOWS OF DECEASED CLERGY 

Anderson.Barbara L,(H. E. III),PO Box 25494,Fayetteville,NC,28314-1898 

Barnhill.Grace P.,(C.E.Price,Jr.),601 Hillcrest Ave,Gastonia,28052-6 178, [704-864-7695] 
Barrs.Patricia Akers, (William K.),3118 Terra Granada Dr, Walnut Creek, CA,94595-3524 
Beede,Ruth,(Harold R.),Whitaker Glen,Raleigh,NC,27608, [9 19-833-0632] 
Benson, Frances W.,(R.W.Bradshaw),1616 W. Mash St.,Wilson,NC,27893 
Berry,Edith,(R.L.Fowlkes),181 1 Shepard St.Morehead City,NC,28557-4051, [252-726-8564] 
Berry,Peggy Hil!,(LE.Hill),495 Buck Swamp Rd,Goldsboro,NC,27530-8032 
Boone.Ruth E.,(Daniel C.),PO Box 372,Halifax,NC,27839-0372, [252-583- 1941] 
Boone,Ellen Brent,(Paul W.),1605 Sanderling Dr,Mor'hd City28557-4807 [252-808-3456] 
Bradley,Lorene Grueling,(David G.),2414 PerkinsRd,Durham27706-2517,[919-489-4277] 
Brandenburg.Lucille P.,(F. Barden),670 Hicks Rd,Candor,NC,27229-8283,[910-572-2272] 
Brigman,Ella Mae,(Carey H.),145 Straits Point Rd,Beaufort,NC,28516-7222 
Brodie.Helen H.,(R.S.),6905 Wooden Rail Ln,Summerfield,NC27358-92 19, [336-643-4080] 
Brown,Catherine, (C. D.), 1 02 Tuscarora Dr, Hillsborough,NC27278-2530, [9 1 9-732- 1 096] 
Bryan,Christine,(E. E.),409 Shadowy Lane,Goldsboro,MC,27530 

Carruth,Roberta F.,(Paul),3035 Wycliff Rd,Raleigh,NC,27607-3038, [9 19-787-3464] 
Casey.Miriam M.,(John F.),1122 Ragsdale Rd,Greenville,NC,27858-3918,[800-669-2835] 
Chaplin,Rosa J.,(A. L.),401 S Andrews Ave,Goldsboro,NC,27530-6 103, [9 19-735-5567] 
Cheek,Helen F.,(A.B.Falls,Jr.),1268 Basstown Rd.,Clinton,NC,28328,[910-564-2166] 
Coble, Virginia B., (Joseph F.),407 Walking Stick Trl,Clinton,NC,28328-225 1,(910-739- 1836] 
Connor, Frankie B.,(W. 0.),127 Westbrook Dr,Wilmington,MC,28405-750 1,(910-799-0400] 
Cotton.Alice V., (Worth B.),PO Box 427,Mount Gilead,NC,27306-0427,[910-439-5173] 
Couchman,Elsie,(J.R.),311 Longwood Dr.Newport News,VA,23606-3756 
Crawley.Mary M. P.,(Hyder F.),1203 Dogwood Ln,Wilmington,NC,28403 
Cucare.Sarah L,(N.T.), 1000 Wesley Pines Rd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2 148, [9 10-738-5431] 

Davenport,Georgia C.,(Wm. S.),6679 NC 33,Grimesland,NC,27837,[252-752-4573] 

Davis, Elizabeth R., (George A.), 1604 Lathrop Street,Durham,NC,27703 

Dawson, Deltra, (Robert W.),Rt.7, Box 8, Mary Lane,Whiteville,NC,28472,[919-642-5817] 

Dicks.Dorothy S.,(R. L.),c/o Joanie Connell,Sarasota,FL,34232 

Dillon.D. Anita T.,(F.F.),572 Saulston Road,Goldsboro,NC,27534-8522,[919-778-6472] 

Dodson,Georgia,(Sam G.),731 1 Calibre ParkDr,#204,Durham,27707-5678[919-489-7898] 

Drew.Joan M., (Robert M.),200 George St, Fairmont, NC.28340-2054, [9 10-628-8965] 

Dunn,Aileen,(J. C.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2148,[910-739-0133] 

Early, Crisstine S.,(Joyce V.),100 Heritage Dr # 207,St Simons Is,GA,3 1522-2023 
Edwards, Fleeta C, (J.E.Wood), 183 Thorpe St,Henderson,NC,27536-4850, [252-438-2871] 
Edwards.Geraldine B.,(J. Paul),507 Cashwell Pl,Goldsboro,NC,27534-7528,[919-736-1206] 
Elkins.Venia E.,(OHie V.),2700A Parkwood Ave Apt 107,Chattanooga,TN,37404-1747 
Ellis,Luella,(W.M.),102 Fairview St,Williamston,MC,27892-1406,[252-792-8453] 
Etheridge, Pauline, (C. R.),213 Broad St W Apt 209,Wilson,NC,27893-3800 
Eubanks.Lina West,(George B.),PO Box 243,Trenton,MC,28585-0243 
Evans,Pauline Bardin,(P.W.),833 Tillery St.Rocky Mt,NC,27803-2627, [252-442-9544] 
Evans,Mary Frances, (Willie J.), 1624 Bennington Ct,Canton,MI,48188 

Fisher,Mabel B.,(Jesse T.),9 Clegg St, Franklinton,NC,27525- 1325, [9 19-494-2228] 
Fisher,Ruth K., (Edgar B.),Cardinal Ctr.,1000 W.Allen St.,Hendersonville,NC,28739 
Fraley.Melva McNeill, (Retcher),9 10 Avery Pl,Greensboro,NC,27408-7702 
Frazier.Sharon R.,(K.J.Wilson III),1868 Hwy 16 S., Jefferson, NC 28640 [336-246-7113] 
Free,Doris(YuehKwei),(V.L), 140RavenwoodLane,Pollocksville,NC28573-9606[252-224-043 1 ] 
Freeman, Kathryn A.,(William L),1605 Greenleaf St,Durham,MC,27701-1432 

Gardner, Lavinia H.,(C. O., Sr.),Rr 1 Box 1022,Holly Hill,SC,29059-9669 
Garlington.Virginia M.,(J.E.),101 Conifer Ct,Clinton,NC,28328-3027,[910-592-7561] 
Gehweiler, Bonnie Jones,(S.JJones),421 Ridge Rd,Waynesville,NC,28786-5043 
Gradeless, Alice, (Robert M.),1603 West Rd,Kinston,MC,28501-2763,[252-526-2659] 
Graham.Clementine H.,(O.M.),717 Walnut St,Laurinburg,NC,28352-4529,[910-276-0180] 
Griffis.Nena D., (James W.),611 Sumner Ave,Greenwood,MS,38930-2436 
Grimes.Ruby Alene,(J.J.),1316 Pruden St.Roanoke Rapid,NC,27870-31 19,(252-535-1007] 
Gurley,Eloise,(R. G.),PO Box 367,Selma,MC,27576-0367,[919-965-3226] 



Widows 100 

Hale,DilysRowlands,(HollandL),517MorreeneRd,Durham,NC,27705-2924 I |919-383-21161 
Hamilton.Susan F.,(R.C.Jr),2188 ScottsHill Loop Rd,Wilm'gtn,28405-6742[910-686-9519) 
Hardwick.Ruth Bowman, (Olen), 320 Lakeview Dr,Waynesville,NC,28786-9490 
Harris.Erah Mason,(Cecil B.),1119 Seashore Dr,Atlantic,NC,2851 1-9609, [252-225-2731] 
Hathaway.Ocie B.,(Offie L.),MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,rSC,27705,[919-383-8639] 
Heath.Hazel B.,(C.F),409 N Madison St,Madisonville I TX,77864-3209,[409-348-2295] 
HeddenJean M.,(F.D.),958 Birch Creek Dr,WiImington,rSC,28403-4200, [9 10-79 1-7633] 
Herbert.Ruth E.,(J. Furman),221 Lakewood Dr,Asheville,NC,28803-2217 
Hicks, Margaret (C.B.), 262 Angelo Cir., Whitevilie, NC 28472-7404 [910-642-2760] 
HHI,WiIlar T., (Jonathan C.),48I1 Gaynor Rd.,Charlotte,NC,2821 1 
Hillman.Estelle W.,(E.L.),1926 Overland Drive,Chapel Hill,MC,27514,[919-383-0975] 
Hogue.Ollie M. .(George E.),403 W 39th St.Wilmington.DE, 19802-21 15,(302-764-3183] 
Hollowell,Jo Anne,(C.R.),206 Sunset Dr,Hertford,NC,27944- 1423, [252-426-5461] 
Hough,MaryJane,(T.B.),1224VillageCr.Ln,#Al,Mt.Pleasant,SC,29464-3186[803-881-1839] 
Howard,Edith B.,(Wm. M.),3511 Chadford PL, Greensboro, NC 27410 [336-282-5536] 

Jerome.Jean P.,(R. L),2100 Twin Church Rd Unit 47,Florence,SC,2950 1-8285 
Johnson.Sally P.,(C. A.),903 W Murray Ave,Durham,NC,27704-3035 
Johnson.Willie D., (Harvey B.),2616 Erwin Rd., D-5,Durham„MC,27705 

King, Mollie D.,(W.R.), POBox 204, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460-0204(910-327-2565] 

Layfield, Frances Z.,(P. H., Jr),c/o Sue Sandell,Decatur,GA,30033, [404-633- 1785] 
Ledford,Geneva M. ,(JT),42 1 2 Silv'rsprngRd,c/oS. Hedge,PerryHall,MD2 1128(41 0-256-7076] 
Lee.Mildred M., (Allen C.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2148 
Lewis.Pearl W., (Vance A.),PO Box 143,Marshallberg,NC,28553-0143,[252-729-8231] 
Lewis,Ruth C.,(Leon, Jr.),368B Big Daddys Rd,Pikeville,NC,27863-9474, [91 9-242-6342] 
Lineberger,Allene,(J.W.,Jr.),MRH,2616 Erwin Rd.,AL 2,Durham,NC,27705, [9 19-383-4561] 
Lowry,BrendaH.,(TryonD.),4850PinedaleBlvd,Lumberton,NC,28358-2102,[910-738-2404] 
Lowry,Myrtle L,(Harvey),Rr 3 Box 254,Rowland,NC,28383-9557, [910-521-4692] 

Maides,Virginia,(JohnT.),936 Winchester Ave SW,Roanoke,VA,24015-5318,[703-344-4055] 
Maness.Edith H.,(Paul W.),7817 Gold Acres Farm Rd.Prince George,VA,23875-3030 
Marsh, Audrey, (George M., Jr.),116 E Judd St,Zebulon,NC,27597-2422,[919-269-0322] 
Martin, Elizabeth P., (Haywood L),PO Box 216,Engelhard,NC,27824-0216,[252-925-6331] 
McCall,Blanche,(Emmit C.),PO Box 3104,Anderson,SC,29624 

McCullen,GladysC.,(Billie),517GranthamSch.Rd,Goldsboro,NC,27530-9763[919-689-2429] 
McLamb,Katie,(M. D.),RR 4 Box 196,Rockingham,NC,28379-9420,[910-582-1485] 
McNair,FlossieG.,(E.M.), 19620 Sally McnairRd,Laurinburg,NC,28352-7142,[910-276-4634] 
McPherson.Tracy T.,(Bruce W.),3608 Apollo Ct,Raleigh,NC,27604,[919-877-0715] 
McRae.Alma C, (Robert B.),239 Hamilton Rd.,c/o Monroe Leach.Chapel Hiil,NC,27514 
Meacham.Carrie Rook,(W.F),P O Box 97,Ellerbe,rSC,28338-0097,[919-652-6107] 
Meacham.Mildred A.(B.Frank),223 Calamont Rd., Bedford, PA 15522-5959,(814-356-3794] 
Meadows.Diane Schutt,(C. Dubois),2698 Weavers Chapel Rd.,Littleton,MC,27850-9587 
Mewborn, Patricia, (Charles H.),8142 Gibson Rd,Gibson,NC,28343-8434,[910-268-4968] 
Miller,EIsie M.,(J. H.),309 W Cornwallis Rd,Durham,NC,27707-2853 
Miller.Lorene Poe,(George D.),15511 Country Ridge Dr,Chesterfield,MO,630 17-7455 
Minor.Mary T., (Harold D.),609 Boyd Mill Ave.,Unit 4,Regency Sq.,Franklin,TN,37064 
Moe.Martha, (David L.),308 NE 58th St.Oak lsland,HC,28465-4813,[910-278-6570] 
Moore.Marie R., (Virgil N.),POBox 230, Mt Olive Ret.Village.Mount 01ive,NC,28365 
Moore,Nina Ray,(Jack W),530 Avent St.Rocky Mount,HC,27804-2704, [252-972-4588] 
Moore,GlenmoreM.,(S.S.),206BattlegroundAve.,MewBern,rSC,28560-7004,[252-637-6631] 
Mullikin.Irene H.,(Wade A),404 Privette St ME,Wilson,NC,27893-2635, [252-235-3343] 

Meese.Anna B.,(W. Junius),3305 Courtney Ln,Sanford,NC,27330-8963, [9 19-776-7764] 
rSewman,Colleen,(William W.),205 Center St,Apex,NC,27502-1701, [919-387-0347] 
Newton.Ethel M.,(P. F.),116 Churchill Rd,Dallas,NC,28034-1300 
NicholsJulia Tyson,(G.H.Tyson),200 Lorraine St,Carrboro,NC,275 10-1 120 
Nickens,lnezS.,(C.Graham),1210ParkAvenueA,Goldsboro,MC,27530-3918,[919-736-4196] 

Ormond,Helen,(J. Kern), 1802 W Ehringhaus St.Elizabeth Cty,NC,27909, [252-338-2309] 
Overton.Rena S.,(Emest G.),821 Jeb Stuart Rd,Charleston,SC,29412-9161 
Owen,Patricia,(J. Malloy 111),4007 Logan Cir.lndian Traii,HC,28079-6517, [704-882-8691] 
Owens,OHvia Inez,(H. M., Jr.), 1 11 Rowe St,Goldsboro,NC,27530-8803, [252-29 1-4253] 



101 Widows 

Page,FrancesF.,(JackW.),RR3,Box508E.MillSt.,Rowland,NC,28383-9803,[910-422-8745] 
Paluck,Dianne Tisdale,(W.E.Tisdale),PO Box 97,Burgaw,NC,28425-0097,[910-259-9096] 
Phillips,Margaret,(H. A., Jr.), 1075 N 3rd St, Wythevilie,VA,24382-l 17 1,(252-354-3 198] 
Phillips.Mary E.,(J.G.), 205 Emerald Pond La.,#115, Durham, NC 27705 [919-403-3551] 
Pursley.Elva K, (Forrest W.),PO Box 607,Hamlet,NC,28345-0607, [9 10-582- 1050] 

Quigley.Annliza J.,(Horace G.),509 Darden Ct,Rocky Mount, NC.27804-4502 

Reynolds, Bernice, (Foster L),PO Box 95,Salter Path,MC,28575-0095, [252-247-3253] 
Reynolds, Doris D.,(Alonzo Lee),144 13th Ave NW,Hickory,NC,2860 1-3750, [828-322-8496] 
Richardson.Alice M., (Allen), 101 Williams St.Tabor City,NC,28463-2119 
Riggs,HuldahW.,(W.D.Wise.),221SeashoreDr,Swansboro,MC,28584-881 1,(910-326-5806] 
Rogers,Jessie J.,(Harry L),8001 Penny Rd,Raleigh,NC,27606-9066,[919-851-1115] 
Romines,SarahM.,(C.P.Mason),428(JSHwyl3S,Goldsboro,NC27530-8913[919-735-2263] 
Rouse.Marie P,(Jere A.),104 S Center St,La Grange,NC,2855 1-1 7 12, [252-566-2298] 
Rudin,Genevieve,(John J.), 1640 Marion Ave,Durham,NC,27705-5809, [9 19-493-2243] 
Russell,Alta Stone,(Leon),925 Mew Garden Rd Apt 609,Greensboro,NC,274 10-3258 
Ruth,RobynT.,(Wm.A.),3140 Hunter Chase Dr,#1010,Va.Beach,VA,23452,[757-631-1303] 

Salmon,Audrey H.,(Frank D.),PO Box 531,Shallotte,NC,28459-0531, [910-754-4905] 
Seawell,ClaudiaM.,(W.A),6965SnowCampRd,SnowCamp,rSC27349-9777[336-376-6852] 
Shoaf,Jane,(E. Clifford),216 E Water St,Edenton,MC,27932- 1949, [252-482-8502] 
Shockley,Doris,(Grant S.),3423 Revere Rd SW,Atlanta,GA,3033 1-23 15, [404-344-0542] 
Shore.Mattie D.,(Joe C.),4702 Mc Highway 54,Graham,NC,27253-9215 
Smith, Janet W., (Edward F.,Jr.),2616 Erwin Rd., Apt. C-4,Durham,NC,27705 
Snypes,MarieD.,(J.G.),932N.McMillanAve.,#922-C,Wilmington,NC,28406,[910-395-1691] 
Stanford,Jo Ann,(James C.),1017 M Hill Rd,Fayetteville,rSC,28303-3814,[910-867-0718] 
Stott,noraB.,(J.D.),925NewGardenRd,#501,Greensboro,NC,27410-3258[336-294-3575] 
Sullivan,Gregg,(G.D.Pappendick),308CollinwoodDr,Burlington27215-9706[336-584-4029] 

Tenney.Izella M,(H. Lester),807 Doctors Dr,Kinston,NC,28501-1582,[252-527-1079] 
Thompson.Frances S.,(AL.),1080 N Leak St,So.Pines,NC,28387-4 143, [9 10-692-8267] 
Tyson.Eleanor W.,(David M.),Cypress Glen,Greenville,NC,27858- 1637, [252-830-2764] 
Tyson,Ruth C.,(M. Dewey),1714 Knollwood Dr,Greenville,riC,27858-532 1,(252-355-2925] 

Umstead,Etta Mae M.,(C.I.),2963 GS Hwy 70 E,Beaufort,NC,285 16-7893, [252-728-5328] 
Vale.Etolia L.S.,(Charles E.),PO Box 482,Spartanburg,SC,29304-0482 

Vereen,Joyce G.,(LaFon C.),503 W 32nd St,Lumberton,NC,28358-2932, [9 10-739-8 178] 
Vick,Catharine,(Marvin),MRH,2616 Erwin Rd.,lL E,Durham,NC,27705,[919-382-8310] 

Wall.Lynn T.,(Ivey J.),2163 Boones Neck Rd SW,Supply,NC,28462-622 1,(9 10-842-3449] 
Walton.Mary Jane,(W. Carl),200 W.Cornwall Rd,#2307,Cary,NC,2751 1,(919-319-1 140] 
Warren.Glenn Y.,(M. W.,Sr.),MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,NC,27705,[919-383-7052] 
Wentz,Shirley,(Allen),309 Delaware Rd,Franklin,VA,2385 1-2948, [757-562-3042] 
West,Pearl G.,(C.Ray),231 Pinners Point Rd,Beaufort,MC,285 16-7832, [252-728-7353] 
White.Frances B.,(James G.,Jr.),3088 Colony Rd,Durham,NC,27705-5560,[919-383-2567] 
White.Margaret W.,(F.O.Walker),303 Swordgate Dr,Cary,NC,27513-1633,[919-319-1822] 
WilIiams,Anne C.,(L.W.Ross),206 Grandview Drive,Amherst,VA,24521 
Williams,Deleano,(A.P. Brantley),624 Country Club Dr, Burlington, NC,272 15-4930 
Williams.Katharine M.(A M.), 1293 Manco Dairy Rd., Pittsboro,NC,27312 
Wilson,Betty,(Robert L.),237 Monticello Ave,Durham,MC,27707-3910,[919-489-6955] 
Wilson,Elizabeth L.,(L.T.'Ted"),PO Box 203,Roseboro,HC,28382-0203,[910-525-3283] 
Wilson, Jeanette W.,(W. Carleton),Rr 1 Box 110,Roxboro,NC,27573-9717,[336-599-0916] 
Wilson,Kay M.,(R.M.Smithson),204 Churchview Dr.Rocky Mt,27804-2209, [252-45 1-0448] 
Womack,Jane B., (Carlos P.),PO Box 2001,Southern Pnes,MC,28388-2001, [9 10-692-0 167] 
Wooten,CalliePowelI,(C.W.Wooten),1396RitterRd,Robbins,NC,27325-7317,[910-464-2127] 
Wright,Iva H.,(Carl K.),100 Hickory St # B302,Greenville,HC,27858- 1633, [252-756-5 139] 



Lay Members 1 02 

LAY MEMBERS - 1998 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

BELLEMONT Esther Fogleman, 4552 S. NC 49,Burlington,27215 

BELLEMONT Barbara Davis, 3643 Bellemont-Mt.Hermon Rd,Burling_ton,27215 

BETHEL Bonnie Mauro, 535 Moores Chapel Cemetery Rd,Graham,27253-9192 

BU:DAVIS STREET Alice Foster, 2400 Woodridge Rd,Burlington,27215-5450 

BG:DAVIS STREET Frances Byrd, 922 Dogwood Ln,Graham,27253-4620 

BG:EMMANGEL Lucille Pace, 807 Allendale,Burlington,27215 

BG:EMMANGEL Judy Mason, 923 Graham St, Burlington,272 17-6061 

B(J:FA1TH William Musser, 1288 Westbrook Ave.Elon Coilege,27244-9372 

BG:FRONT STREET Mary Ann Inabnit, 2074 Edgewood Ave, Burlington, 272 15-45 10 

BG:FRONT STREET Paul Abernethy, 2264 Lakeview Terr., Burlington, 272 15 

BG:ST.PAGL'S Harriet Wilson, 111 Maple Ave, #404,Burlington,27215-5881 

BGRUNGTON CIR Jean Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd,Burlington,27217 

CARRBORO John Boone, 301 Lindsay St,Carrboro,27510-1755 

CARRBORO Odell Barham, 121 Cheek St,Carrboro,27510-1329 

CEDAR GROVE Robyn Whitman, 1200 Hurdle Mills Rd.Cedar Grove,27231 

CENTER Caroleen Allen, 717 Clark Rd,Snow Camp,27349 

CH:ALDERSGATE Linda Woodard, 2119 Irvin Cir., Chapel Hill.27514 

OLAMITY Isaac N. Reynolds, 312 N. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill.27514 

CH:CHRIST Katherine Kubel, 1320 Salem Lane.Chapel Hill,27516 

CH:ORANGE David Peck, 102 Foxridge Ct.Chapel Hill, 275 14-9562 

CH:ORANGE Sandy Lange, 14 Wedgewood Ct.Chapel HH1.27514-9026 

CH:GNIVERS1TY Roberta Anderson, 530 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, 273 12-8501 

CH:GNIVERSITY Ed Anderson, 530 Fearrington Post,Pittsboro,27312 

CHESTNGT RIDGE Marietta Ray, 1531 Park Lane,Hillsborough,27278 

COBB C1RCG1T Johnny McDowell, 3709 Shady Grove Rd,Providence,273 15-93 12 

CONCORD John Galloway, 8367 South NC 87,Snow Camp,27349 

EFLAND Geraldine Bailey, 213 Holiday Park Rd,Hillsborough,27278 

ELON COLLEGEF1RST Ann R. Hancock, 527 Johnson Ave.,Graham,27253 

ELON COLLEGE:FIRST Ann Hill, 1526 Sherwood Dr.,Burlington,27215 

ENO-PALMER'S GR Wayne Gillespie, P O Box 486,Hillsborough,27278 

EVERGREEN Roxane Gwyn, 1700 Clearwater Lake Dr., Chapel Hill,27514 

FAIRVIEW Byron Gross, 3768 Osceola Rd.Elon College, 27244-9784 

FRIENDSHIP Billy M. Loy, 3861 Dr. Pickett Rd,Burlington,27215 

FRIENDSHIP J. Conrad Johnson, 6701 S. NC 49,Burlington,27215 

GR'M:CHR.-CED.CUFF Phil Isaacs, 5287 Lindley Mill Rd, Graham, 27253-9768 

GRACE Jake Chrismon, 1601 NC 57 N.Hillsborough, 27278 

GRAHAM:FIRST Camille Staton, 221 Jefferson Dr,Graham,27253-3613 

GRAHAM:FIRST Charles Staton, 221 Jefferson Dr,Graham,27253-3613 

HAW RIVER Ronald Barnett, 2817 Wippoorwill Tr.,Mebane,27302 

HAW RIVER Dorothy Dath, 2716 McKinney St,Burlington,27217-3288 

HEBRON John Whited, 71 Byrd Rd,Mebane,27302-7371 

HEBRON Jan Riordan, 6700 Bradshaw Farm Rd,Efland,27243 

HIGHTOWER Lois Rudd, 2021 Deep Creek Church Rd,Burlington,27217-7811 

HILLSBOROGGH John Gpton, 215 N. Cameron St.,Hillsborough,27278 

HILLSBOROGGH Wes Scarlett, 500 Hepowil Tree N,Hillsborough,27278-8858 

LEASBGRG Sam Winstead, 101 Sams Ham Rd,Leasburg,27291-9004 

LEBANON-CARR Terrell Rush, 2222 Jonquil Trail,Mebane,27302 

MEBANE Ted Zeller, 514 N Carr St,Mebane,27302-2132 

MEBANE L H. Johnson, 856 Knollwood Falls Rd,Mebane,27302-9423 

MILTON David Solomon, Rt 1 Box 330,Milton,27305-9794 

MT. HERMON Camilla Isley, 1061 Southern H.S. Rd,Burlington,27215 

MT. HERMON Margaret Burgess, 4720 Bellemont-Mt.Hermon Rd.,Burlington,27215 

NEW SHARON Unda Ollis, 621 Dumont Dr.,Hillsborough,27278 

NEW HOPE-PGRLEY Jean Verson, Rt. 1, Box 138,Milton,27305 

PHILLIPS CHAPEL Jewel Ray, 2648 Meadow Cr.Lane,Graham,27253 

PROSPECT Pam Page, P O Box 747,Yancewille,27379 

ROCK CREEK Sarah McPherson, 7322 Bass Mountain Rd.Snow Camp,27349-9561 

SALEM(ALAMANCE) Louise Carter, 507 Oakgrove Dr,Graham,27253-3132 

SAXAPAHAW Ben Bulla, 6328 Lindley Mill Rd,Graham,27253-8313 

SHILOH Anderrena Lewis, 960 N NC Hwy 87,Burlington,27217-9708 

ST. LGKE'S Bryant Forbis, 1206 Dogwood St.,Burlington,27217 

SWEPSONVILLE T. Melvin Haney, 2315 Lacy St, Burlington, 272 15-5342 

GNION GROVE Sue Morand, 2412 New Hope Dr.Chapel Hill,275 14-8229 

WALNGT GROVE Elma Hawkins, 2417 Laws Store Rd.Hurdle Mills,27541-8615 

WEST ORANGE Kathy Dixon, 107 Oak Hill Loop,Cary,27513 

YANCEYVILLE J. D. Gwynn, PO Box 148,Yanceyville,27379-0148 

YOGTH MEMBER Benny McFalls, 429 Jericho Rd, Hillsborough, 27278 

YOGTH MEMBER Karen Davis, 3357 Phillips Chapel Rd.,Haw River.27258 



1 03 Lay Members 

DURHAM DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

Al I FNSVI -TRINITY Frederick Rivers, 353 Gentry Dunkley Rd,Roxboro,27573-9287 

ANDREWS CHAPEL Linda D. Buckingham, 6323 Leesville Rd,Durham,27703 

BAHAMA:MT. BETHEL Walter Newton, 8917 Millers Bend,Bahama,27503 

BAHAMA:MT. BETHEL Sandra Hill, P O Box 2,Bahama,27503 

BANKS-GROVE HILL Margaret McLain, 2689 Rat Rock Rd,Franklinton,27525 

BR'KLND-BR'KSDALE Janet Nanfelt, 2041 Oxford Rd,Roxboro,27573 

BGTNER:COMMGNlTY Lee Roy Pittard, 311 28th St.,Butner,27509 

CONCORD Don Nowell, 6260 Semora Rd.,Semora,27343 

CREEDMOOR Patsy Perry, PO Box 65,Creedmoor,27522-0065 

DG:ALDERSGATE Ken Morris, 5302 Falkirk Dr,Durham,27712-1020 

DG:ALDERSGATE Rod Duncan, 1104 Stonebridge Dr,Durham,27712-9779 

DG:ASBGRY Jack Medley, 2 Marigold Pl,Durham,27705-1958 

DG:ASBGRY Margaret Hurst, 948 Clarion Dr,Durham,27705-1731 

DG:ASBGRY TEMP Julius Davis, 1828 S Alston Ave,Durham,27707-4306 

DG:BETHANY Joe Bowman, 2615 Glendale Ave,Durham,27704 

DG:BETHANY Joan K. Bowman, 2615 Glendale Ave,Durham,27704 

DG:BETHESDA Lester WatWns, 1735 Stage Rd,Durham,27703 

DG:CALVARY Lee Ribet, 1314 N. Gregson St,Durham,27701 

DG:CARR Diane Wingo, 205 Barclay Rd,Durham,27712-1611 

DG:CARR Madora Davis, 353 Bandock Dr,Durham,27703 

DG:DGKES CHAP Manley Whitfield, 1112 Thompson Rd,Durham,27704-2368 

DG:DGKE MEM Virginia P. Clark, 3608 St. Marks Rd,Durham,27707 

DG:DGKE MEM Linda Ellington, 3007 Tanbark Court,Burlington,27215-4654 

DG:EPWORTH George Merryman, 4310 Malvern Rd,Durham,27707 

DG:EPWORTH Margaret Merryman, 4310 Malvern Rd,Durham,27707 

DG:GLENDALE HTS Steve Coffey, 4122 Barlett Dr.,Durham,27705 

DGiGLENDALE HTS Doris Hodges, 1013 Englewood Dr.,Durham,27701 

DG:GOOD SHEP'RD Siaka Kromah, Duke Manor 45N,Durham,27713 

DG:LAKEWOOD Emma Bass, 2021 Walnut St,Durham,27705 

DG:MCMANNEN Helen R. Coats, 2922 Duke Homestead,Durham,27705 

DG:MCMANNEN Barbara Short, 5329 Russell Rd,Durham,27712-1821 

DG:PARKWOOD Frank Berkes, 5314 Revere Rd,Durham,27713 

DG:PARKWOOD Emily Gillis, 6509 Hunters Ln,Durham,27713-8924 

DG:PLEASANT GR Ron Overaker, 2618 Pleasant Green Rd,Durham,27705-7125 

DGTRINITY Russell Odom, 1315 Shepherd St,Durham,27707 

DGTR1NITY Phillip Edwards, 53 Willow Bridge Dr.,Durham,27707 

DG:RESGRRECTION Brenda Wills, 18 Porchlight Ct.,Durham,27705 

DG:ST.PAGL Mildred Ellis, P O Box 458,Bahama,27503 

DG:ST.PAGL Margaret Gmberger, 2516 State St, Durham, 27704-4442 

ELLIS CHAPEL Tonya Jacobs, 3652 Crystal Ct.,Durham,27705 

FLETCHER'S CHAP Jim Carpenter, 3205 Carpenter Rd,Durham,27704-3827 

GRANVILLE- VANCE Ruth Riddick, PO Box 726, Oxford, 27565-0726 

GRANVILLE CIR Anna Bunce, 4167 Gray Rock Rd,Kittrell,27544 

HELENA George Burrows, 1538 Pine Ridge Dr.Roxboro, 27573 

HENDERSON:FIRST Bill Cox, PO Box 133,Henderson,27536-0133 

HENDERSON:FIRST Betty Ayscue, 84 Weybosset Rd,Henderson,27536 

HENDERSON:CITY RD Minnie Allen, 202 Harrison Ave,Henderson,27536-4608 

HEND'RSN:WHITE MEM Chris Ayscue, Rt. 1, Box 105,Kittrell,27544 

LEA'S CHAPEL Elgin H. Rudder, 33 Rolling Hills Rd,Roxboro,27573-8955 

MARROWS CHAPEL C. T. Keaton, 530 Pine Ridge Rd,Henderson,27536 

MASSEY'S CHAPEL Ronald Laetham, 480 Fairelks Creek, Apex, 27502 

MT. SYLVAN Yvonne Wilkins, 2216 Ellis Chapel Rd,Bahama,27503 

MT. SYLVAN Frances Moore, 5016 Lansdowne Dr.,Durham,27712 

MT.TABOR-R'VRVIEW Lula Mangum, 603 Snow Hill Rd,Durham,27712 

MT. TIRZAH Shirley M. Duncan, 1889 Surl-Mt.Tirzah Rd.,Timberlake,27583 

MT ZION Wallace Bradsher, 5793 Hurdle Mills Rd,Roxboro,27573 

OAK GROVE Rose Wilkerson, 222 Fairway, Roxboro,27573-0224 

OXFORD:SALEM Tommy Lloyd, P O Box 185,Bullock,27565 

OXFORD Pete Strother, 404 Forest Rd, Oxford, 27565-30 19 

OXFORD Bob May, 4631 Fairport Rd,Oxford,27565 

REHOBOTH-HARR.CHAP Mary Paschall, 1301 Gun Club Rd,Henderson,27536-6321 

ROGGEMONT Randy Russell, 2203 Red Mtn. Rd,Rougemont,27572 

ROXBORO:CA-VEL Phyllis Clayton, 960 Lucy Garrett Rd,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:GRACE Don Davis, 980 Badger Cir,Roxboro,27573-5186 

ROXBORO:LONGHGRST Lorene Turner, 150 Maple St, Roxboro, 27573-4225 

ROXBORO:LONG MEM Lois Mclver Winstead, 219 S. Lamar St., Roxboro, 27573 

ROXBORO:LONG MEM Rosalie Gates, 230 Crestwood Dr.Roxboro, 27573-49 19 

SALESPERSON CO.) Jackson Elliott, 134 Salem Church Rd,Hurdle Mills.27541 

STEM-BGLLOCK'S Pat Byrd, 2091 Sanders Rd,Stem,27581-9569 

TABERNACLE Ruth Tucker, PO Box 13,Townsville,27584-0013 



Lay Members 1 04 

WARREN'S GR Virginia Wrenn, 46 Vance Wrenn Rd.,Roxboro,27573-5733 

YOUTH MBR Matthew Spence, 1308 Shady Lane,Durham,27712 

YOUTH MBR Cheryl Stephens, 3719 Jackson Rd,Durham,27705 

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

AHOSKIE Hugh Jones, 200 Circle Dr,Ahoskie,27910 

AHOSKIE Don Craft, 516 N. Pembroke Ave,Ahoskie,27910 

ANDERSON David Lane, 286 OS 17 Business.Hertford.27944 

BETHANY LaSalle Tillett, PO Box 41,Wanchese,27981-0041 

CENTER HILL Gladys White, 747 Sandy Ridge Rd,Tyner,27980-9646 

CHOWAN:BETHANY Pat Epps, 310 White Oak Dr.,Edenton,27932 

COLERAIN Almarie McCrery, PO Box 295,Colerain,27924-0295 

COLINGTON Henry Dean Haywood, 2472 Colington Rd.Kill Devil Hills,27948-8042 

CRESWELL Howard Davenport, 591 Davenport Forks Rd.,Creswell,27928-9511 

CURRITUCK Bob Simon, P O Box 540,Grandy,27939 

DGCK Cliff Goodwin, 7045 Martin's Point Rd, Kitty Hawk,27949 

EGC1TY ROAD Myra Pendleton, 1004 Jones Ave.Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:C1TY ROAD Muriel Bright, 117 Rosewood Ave.Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:FIRST Anne Williams, 1215 W. Church St.Elizabeth City,27909 

EGFIRST Mattie Mead Foster, 1202 Raleigh St.Elizabeth City,27909 

EORIVERSIDE Betty Meggs, 1418 Brothers Dr., Elizabeth City,27909 

EDENTON William Caviness, 200 Country Club Dr.Edenton, 27932-8904 

EDENTON Vickie Barrow, 307 Hickory Fork Rd,Edenton,27932 

GATESV1LLE Betty Vanasheck, Rt. 1, Box 1 53V, Sunbury, 27979 

HARRELLSVILLE Belle Adams, PO Box 191,Colerain,27924-0191 

HATTERAS Cynthia Harper, P O Box 552,Hatteras,27943 

HATTERAS Doris Fleming, PO Box 592,Hatteras,27943-0592 

HERTFORD Bob Berryman, 24 Clipper Dr, Hertford, 27944 

HERTFORD Christine Berryman, 24 Clipper Dr.,Hertford,27944 

KINNAKEET Ken Wenberg, P O Box 3562,Waves,27982 

KITTY HAWK Ina Jewell, 1178 W Kitty Hawk Rd.Kitty Hawk,27949-4312 

KITTY HAWK Doris Gard, 217 B Soundside Rd.,Nags Head,27959 

MANNS HARBOR Kay Tosto, P O Box 95,Manns Harbor.27953 

MANTEO:MT.OUVET Reuben Payne, P O Box 21 76,Manteo, 27954 

MANTEO:MT.OLIVET Jean Payne, PO Box 2 176,Manteo, 27954-2 176 

MOYOCK Linda Lloyd, Rt 3 Box 350,Moyock,27958-9803 

MT. HERMON Eva Lou Harrison, 113 Hawthorne Dr.Elizabeth Cty,27909-7393 

MURFREESBORO Mattie Mason, 701 Edgewood Dr,Murfreesboro,27855-2135 

NEW HOPE Jim Darnell, Rt. 3, Box 379,Hertford,27944 

NEW HOPE Bobby Jones, Rt 3 Box 554,Hertford,27944-9594 

NEWLAND-GRACE Kay Smith, 1808 Fearing Ave.Elizabeth City, 27909 

NORTH GATES Kaye Harrell, Rr 1 Box 12,Gates,27937-9702 

OCRACOKE Calvin O'Neal, PO Box 56, Ocracoke, 27960-0056 

PERKINS Bruce Simons, 102 Village Dr.Elizabeth Cty,27909-9366 

PILMOOR MEMORIAL Rhonda Morris, PO Box 827,Maple,27956-0827 

PILMOOR MEMORIAL Tim Ladd, PO Box 93,Aydlett,27916-0093 

PLYMOUTH A M. Stanton, PO Box 925,Plymouth,27962-0925 

PLYMOUTH Rufus Carraway, 316 Pettigrew, Plymouth, 27962 

RIVERSIDE Frances G. Shannonhouse, 921 Bartlett Ave.Elizabeth Cty.27909-5713 

SHARON Sue Collie. 15 Scaff Rd.Aydlett, 279 16-9722 

SHILOH Ben Barbee, 280 Bayview Dr., Stumpy Point.27978 

SOUTH MILLS Bematha C. Taylor, P O Box lOO.South Mills,27976 

SOUTH CAMDEN Iris Hand, 104 Havenwood Dr,Camden,27921-6900 

SOUTH CAMDEN Roger Westmoreland, P O Box 385,Shiloh,27974 

TYRRELL Barry G. Woolard, P O Boc 681,Columbia,27925 

UNION-NEWBEGUN John Wilson, 1009 Little River Dr.Elizabeth City.27909 

WANCHESE:BETHANY Maxine Daniels, PO Box 275,Wanchese, 2798 1-0275 

WINDSOR Ellen Jennings, 406 Sterlingworth St.,Windsor,27983 

WOODLAND Marion Harrell, 191 Woodland Church Rd,Hertford,27944 

YOUNG ADULT MBR Toni Wood, 102 Troy Dr.Elizabeth City.27909 

YOUTH MBR Cody Peck, 310 Jay Tr.,Murfreesboro,27855 

YO UTH M BR Beth Smith, 101 Virginia Pines Dr.,Plymouth,27962 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

ANGIER Jane Broadwell, 11838 NC 210 N,Angier,27501 

CLINTON CIR Cliff Parker, 1864 Beulah Rd.,CIinton,28328 

CUNTON:FIRST Lewis Taiton, 305 Fisher Dr,Clinton,28328-3411 

CUNTON:FIRST Loyd Godley, 102 Sir Leslie Ct,Clinton,28328-3069 

CUNTON:GRACE Linda Edgerton, 131 Kimberly Dr., Clinton, 28328 

CUNTON:GRACE Jack Edgerton, 131 Kimberly Dr,Clinton,28328 

COATS Joe Tart, Rt 4 Box 824,Dunn,28334-9130 

COHARIE Margaret Gillespie, 205 Roy Jones Lane,Clinton,28328 

COTTON Sarah Fiero, 3113 Boxley Ct,Fayetteville,28306-8028 



1 05 Lay Members 

CUMBERLAND Janet Murphy, 137 Ham Rd.Hope Mills,28348-9201 

DUNN:DIVINE ST Harold Butts, 117 Fairfield Cir.,Dunn,28334 

DUNN:DIVINE ST Pat Brewer, 400 Marlowe Dr.,Dunn,28334 

ERW1N Gordon Ennis, 501 E H St,Erwin,28339-2208 

FA.CAMP GROUND Ernie Hawthorne, 206 Wintergreen Dr.,Fayetteville,28314 

FA:CAMP GROUND Terry Preiss, 409 Oakgrove Dr,Fayetteville,28314-1747 

FACHRIST Charlie Del Grande, 3311 Guy Cir,Fayetteville,28303-5338 

FACORNERSTONE John Lee, 4506 Cay 6., Fayetteville, 283 14 

FACULBRETH Harold Leigh, Rt. 33, Box 435M, Fayetteville, 28301 

FA:GARDNERS Aundrey Fulcher, 807 Darlington Dr.,Fayetteville,28311 

FA:GARDNERS Robert McCosley, 631 Pleasant Loop,Fayetteville,2831 1-6935 

FAGRACE-TRINITY Faye Ross, 7424 Coleridge Dr.Fayetteville, 28304-2692 

FA:HARRY HOSIER Paulette Ealey, 1711 Nutley Rd.,Fayetteville,28303 

FAHAYMOUNT Charles Gardner, 262 Waxhaw Dr.Fayetteville, 28304 

FAHAYMOUNT Girleta Vestal, 1910 Lyon Rd,Fayetteville,28303 

FAHAYMOCJNT JoAnn Herron, 1723 Purdue Ave.,Fayetteville,28304 

FA:HAY STREET Richard Walker, 508 Cape Fear Ave.,Fayetteville,28303 

FA: HAY STREET James R. Warner, 2865 Skye Dr., Fayetteville, 28303 

FAJOHNSON MEM Linda Oakes, 113 Hillview Ave, Fayetteville, 28301 

FAJOHN WESLEY Verta Hinton, Rt. 3, Box 99, Hope Mills,28348 

FA:PERSON ST Patsy Lusk, 403 Trinity Dr,E Fayettevlle,2830 1-4355 

FA:SALEM Dorothy Lawrence, 1785 Dunn Rd,E Fayettevlle,28301-9032 

FASALEM Elma McLaurin, 1421 Dunn Rd,E Fayettevlle.28301-9029 

FAST.ANDREWS Ercell Stahl, 211 Stacy Weaver Dr., Fayetteville, 283 11 

FA:ST.ANDREWS Art Simpson, 206 Leacroft Ct,Fayetteville,2831 1-0236 

FAST.MATTHEWS Lyle Spidle, 4906 Cottonwood Dr.Fayetteville, 28304-22 10 

FAST.MATTHEWS Ruth Caldwell, 718 Stoneykirk Dr,Fayetteville,28314-0731 

FA:VICTORY Wynona Blount, 5326 Rodwell Rd,Fayetteville,2831 1-1340 

FA: WESLEY HTS Mrs. Earl Peterson, 429 Raynor Dr., Fayetteville, 283 11 

FAWESLEY HTS Earl Peterson, 429 Raynor Dr.Fayetteville, 283 11-2140 

GOSHEN-KEENER Al Britt, 5425 Suttontown Rd,Faison,28341-9801 

HARNET:COKESBURY Betsy Crabtree, 6424 Burt Rd.Fuquay Varina, 27526-9661 

HOPE MILLS Eddie Brower, PO Box 86,Hope Mills.28348-0086 

HOPE MILLS Betty Davis, 5430 Gales St., Hope Mills,28348 

HOPEWELL Louise Daughtry, 3548 Wrye Br. Rd., Newton Grove.28366 

JOHN WESLEY Willie Mae Jones, 2407 Emhurst Dr.Fayetteville, 28304-5332 

KIPLING Iris Cotton, PO Box 156,Kipling,27543-0156 

LESLIE Carroll Byrd, Rt. 7, Box 125, Dunn, 28334 

ULUNGTON Eddy McDonald, 1423 US 421 N,Lillington,27546 

LINDEN:PARKERS GR. ... Carolyn Conyers,8520 Collins Chap.Ch.Rd.,Linden,28356-9704 

MAMERS Harry Holder, P O Box 445,Mamers,27552 

MARVIN Trudy Craig, 124 Bledsoe St., Hope Mills.28348 

NEWTON GROVE Gail Denning, 151 Denning Rd.Newton Grove,28366 

RAEFORD:HOKE Margaret Pannell, 460 N Parker Church Rd,Raeford,28376-9420 

RAEFORD:HOKE Mae McGougan, 8701 Balfour Rd.,Lumber Bridge.28357 

RAEFORD Howard McDougald, 3452 Johnson Mill Rd,Raeford,28376-6558 

RAEFORD Isabella McDougald, 3452 Johnson Mill Rd,Raeford,28376-6558 

ROSEBORO Robert C. Owen, P O Box 404, Roseboro, 28382 

ROSEBORO Amos Butler, P O Box 276, Roseboro, 28382 

SAMPSON Ruby Faircloth, 104 Herbie Rd,Roseboro,28382 

SOUTH RIVER Kenny Smith, Rt. 2, Box 166E,Stedman,28391 

SPRING LAKE Johnsie Hiler, 510 Eva Cir.Spring Lake, 28390-2700 

SPRING HILL Dee Stewart, 196 Oak St, Lillington, 27546 

SPRING HILL Ellen Tyner, 711 Canterbury Rd,Sanford,27330-9469 

STEDMAN:COKESBCJRY Billy Culbreth, Rt 2 Box 31 4, Stedman, 2839 1-9746 

STEDMAN:COKESBURY John P. McCall, P O Box 148, Stedman, 28391 

TABOR Helen Home, 6908 Gerhart St., Fayetteville, 28301 

UNION Kathleen S. Wilson, Rt. 1, Box 185,Bunnlevel,28323 

WESLEY-BLACK'S CHAP Louise Jackson, Rt. 4, Box 381, Dunn, 28334 

YOUNG ADULT MBR Anne Kennedy, 3208 Broadview Dr,E FayettevIle.28301-3309 

YOUTH MBR David Conerly, 1739 Wilson Rd,Clinton,28328 

GOLDSBORO DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

BENSON-ELEVATION Ralph Delano, PO Box 9, Benson, 27504-0009 

BENSON-ELEVATION Margaret Sutton, 1 1 Park Place, Benson, 27504 

BESTON Ruth Best, 1935 New Hope Rd.La Grange,28551-7629 

BETHEL(DUPLIN CO.) ... Eva Nan Summerlin, 139 Red Hill Rd.Mount Olive, 28365-5495 

BETHEL(DUPUN CO.) Pauline G. Grady, 311 John Lewis Grady Rd.Mt. Olive.28365 

BETHEL(WAYNE CO.) Loretta Lewis, 295 LaGrange Rd,LaGrange,28551 

BROGDEN Al Sullivan, 102 Fox Court, Dudley, 28333 

BROWNINGS-SMITH Cecil Odom, 1520 Creel Rd.Mt. Olive.28365 

EBENEZER Ray Hicks, 563 Airport Rd,Pikeville,27863 



Lay Members 1 06 

EUREKA Eleanor Lancaster, PO Box 3090,Eureka,27830-3090 

EUREKA William B. Flanner, Rt. 2, Box 96,Stantonsburg,27883 

FAISON Beth Taylor, 399 Herman Taylor Rd,Faison,28341 

FALLING CREEK Margaret Staley, 207 Farmingdale Dr.Fuquay Varina,27526-7975 

FOUR OAKS Margaret Walker, P O Box 212,Four Oaks,27524 

FREMONT Darron Flowers, P O Box 305,Fremont,27830-0305 

FREMONT Mary Lee Flowers, P O Box 305,Fremont,27830-0305 

FRIENDSHIP-UNITY Blanche Jones, 476 Eva James Rd,Warsaw,28398-8764 



GARRIS CHAPEL Maria Wiggins, 5918 Little-Wiggins Rd,LaGrange,28551 

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GO:DANIELS MEM Delbert Taylor, 1900 Englewood Dr,Goldsboro,27534-1622 



GO:DANIELS MEM Mrs. Francis Taylor, 1900 Englewood Dr,Goldsboro,27534 



GOJEFFERSON Earl Lockamy, 3512 Catherine St,Goldsboro,27530-9111 

GO:PROVIDENCE Ruth Boyd, 503 Todd Dr,Goldsboro,27534 

GO:NEW HOPE Mary Collins, 405 Renee Dr.Goldsboro, 27534 

GO:PINE FOREST Forrest Teague, 850 Friendly Dr.Goldsboro, 27530 

GO:PINE FOREST Holt Teague, 850 Friendly Dr,Goldsboro,27530 

GO:PROVIDENCE Minnie Overman, 1112 Overman Rd,Goldsboro,27530-8926 

GO:ST.LUKE Jim Copeland, 105 N. Leslie St,Goldsboro,27530 

GO.ST.LUKE Emily Peacock, 1021 S. Claiborne,Goldsboro,27534 

GO:ST.PAUL Willis Long, 112 Cassedale Dr,Goldsboro,27534-9408 

GOrST.PAUL Jean Haislip, 2410 Peachtree St,Goldsboro,27534-7607 

JOHNSTON CIR Ann Massengill, 4516 Hwy 301 S.Four Oaks,27524 

KENANSV1LLE PAR Verona W. Bass, 1210 N. Williams Rd.,Pink Hill,28572 

KENLY-BUCKHORN James Etheridge, 911 Raleigh Rd.,Wilson,27896 

LA GRANGE Lucille Sutton, 2875 Jim Sutton Rd.,La Grange,2855 1-9241 

MAGNOLIA Joyce Norman, 1781 Register Rd.Rose Hill,28458-8578 

MICRO-FELLOWSHIP Juanita Rowe, 5078 Hickory Crossroads Rd,KenIy,27542-9668 

MT. OLIVE: FIRST Margaret Boyd, PO Box 455,Mount Olive,28365-0455 

MT.OUVE:FIRST Frances Williams, 109 N. Breazeale Ave.Mt. 01ive,28365 

PIKEVL-MT.CARMEL Mevis Crawford, P O Box 39, Pikeville, 27863 

PINE LEV.-SANDERS Bob Harvey, 785 Gor An Farm Rd,Selma,27576-6607 

PRINCETON R. A. Oliver, PO Box 125,Princeton,27569-0125 

RONES CHAPEL Juanita Whitfield, 900 Norwood Ezzell Rd.Mount Olive,28365-5369 

ROSE HILL Tom Perkins, PO Box 267,Rose Hill,28458-0267 

SALEM Tony Best, 101 Ashby Lane, Goldsboro, 27530 

SAULSTON Alma Strickland, 133 Quail Croft Dr,Goldsboro,27534-9626 

SELMA:EDGERTON Virginia Morris, 900 Anderston St,Selma,27576 

SEVEN SPRINGS Mark Herring, 1283 Mark Herring Rd.Seven Springs,28578-8823 

SM'FLD:ASBURY Roy Allen Jones, 113 Castle Dr,Smithfie!d,27577-3502 

SMTHFLD:CENTENARY Vivian Creech, 107 E. Meadowbrook Dr.,Smithfield,27577 

SMTHFLD:CENTENARY James LCreech, 107 E.Meadowbrook Dr,Smithfield,27577 

SM'FLD:WHIT.-EUZ Ed Filicky, 2284 Swift Creek Rd.,Smithfield,27577 

TRINITY(LENO!R CO.) Peggy Rouse, 2334 Paul's Path,Kinston,28504-8610 

WALKER MEM Bill Betterton, 4569 Indian Springs Rd.Seven Springs,28578-8755 

WALLACE Sue Teachey, 406 E Southerland St,Wallace,28466-2333 

WARSAW William J. Costin, 327 Blackmore Rd,Warsaw,28398-7531 

WESTWOOD Fred Panashy, 103 Misty Ln,Goldsboro,27530-8001 

YOUTH MBR Emily Wallace, P O Box 270 l.Smithfield, 27577 

YOUTH MBR Julia Mills, 5061 Pinewood Dr.Hope Mills, 28348 

ZION Alton Powell, 4763 NC 111 N.Seven Springs,28578 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

ASBURY Beverly Leggett, 1140 S. Asbury Church Rd., Washington, 27889-9560 

AURORA Mary Alice Spain, PO Box 175,Hobucken,28537 

AYDEN Amy Jones, 702 Pinewood Dr.,Ayden,28513 

AYDEN Michele Sidorski, 701 Wildwood Dr,Ayden,28513 

BATH Walker Faucette, 21 Peninsula Acres, Bath, 27808 

BELH'VN:TRINITY Audrey Midgette, 574 Lamont St,Belhaven,27810-1653 

BETHEL Janie Manning, 784 US Hwy 64 E,Bethel,27812 

BETHEL Almyra Watson, PO Box 214,Bethel,27812-0214 

CHOCOW1NITY Cliff Harvell, 120 Satchwell Rd,Grimesland,27837 

COVENANT Bill Hall, 209 Vernon White Rd,Winterville,28590-8628 

EDWARDS CHAPEL Buck Sauls, 1827 Airy Grove Church Rd.,Kinston,28501 

FARMVILLE Charles Walston, 2208 W. Marlboro Rd,Farmville, 27828 

FARMVILLE Nan Walston, 2208 W. Marlboro Rd.Farmville, 27828 

GR:HOLY TRINITY Kathy Glover, 608 Eleanor St., Greenville, 27858 

GRiJARVIS MEM Jim Carter, 605 Mill Run Rd,Greenville,27834 

GR:JARVIS MEM Charity Holland, 100 Hickory St, #B202,Greenville,27858-1633 

GR:JARV1S MEM Edna Woolard, 1239 Frankie Coburn Rd,Greenville,27834 

GR:ST.JAMES Laura J. Little, 217 King George Rd,Greenville,27858-5615 

GR:ST.JAMES Lyman Daughtrey, 532 Westchester Dr, Greenville, 27858 

GR:ST.JAMES Rick Hebert, 112 Jamestown Rd,Greenville,27858-6315 



107 Lay Members 

GR:SALEM Bonnie Tapscott, 314 Lindell Way,Greenville,27858 

GR:SALEM Fred Edwards, P O Box 171, Simpson, 27879 

GRIFTON William Rasberry, PO Box 279, Grifton, 28530-0279 

HOBGOOD Charles Cross, Rt. 1, Box 20,Palmyra,27859 

HOLLY SPRINGS Sandra Jones, 102 Park St.,Williamston,27892 

HOOKERTON Ida Whitfield, P O Box 87,Hookerton,28538 

JAMESVILLE Earl Sawyer, 1417 Main St, Jamesville, 27846 

KlNSTON:QUEEN ST Tommy Smith, 2115 Hunt Hill PI, Kinston, 28504 

KINST0N:QUEEN ST Vince Jones, 725 Jones Ave,Kinston,28501 

KINSTN:WESTMINSTER James Stewart, 2624 Hwy ll/55,Kinston,28504 

KINSTN:WESTMINSTER Catherine Stewart, 2524 Hwy 11/55, Kinston, 28504 

LANES CHAP.-BETHANY John J. Langston, Rr 2 Box 290,Grifton,28530-9518 

MAURY-MT. HERMAN Nina Paul Vinson, P O Box 238,Maury,28554 

PINK HILL-BEAU'LVL Kenneth Maxwell, P O Box 87,Pink Hill,28572 

RAINBOW Maebelle Garner, Rt. 4, Box 153,Snow Hill,28580 

ROBERSONVILLE Pat Nelson, 7490 US 64, Robersonville, 27871 

SALEM Edward B. Tapscott, 314 Lindell Dr, Greenville, 27834-6430 

SHARON Evelyn Phillips, 2697 Cameron Lanston Rd.,Grifton,28530 

SNOW HILL:CALVARY MEM Rosalie Holmes, 212 W Greene St.Snow Hill,28580 

STOKES Barbara Rake, c/o 108 Duke Rd,Winterville,28590 

SWAN QUARTER Mary Spencer, c/o Hyde Away Motel, Fairfield,27826 

VANCEBORO Jerry Phillips, 2525 NC Highway 43,Vanceboro,28586-8927 

VANCEBORO C1R William Haddock, 1845 NC Hwy 118,Vanceboro,28586-8371 

WASH'GTN CIRCUIT Donna Parker,623 Ware's Chapel La., Washington,27889-4473 

WASH'GTN:FIRST Jean Swanner, 204 Wedgewood Dr.,Washington,27889-9687 

WASH'GTN:FIRST Lauren Riddick, 110 Marsh Rd,Washington,27889-3136 

WESLEY MEM Charles Sutton, 4521 NC 22,Fountain,27829 

WILLIAMSTON Dolly Vopelak, 705 School Dr.,Williamston,27892 

WOODINGTON Sue Smith, 362 Alexander Rouse Rd,Kinston,28504 

YOUTH MBR Karen Baker, 4487 Hwy 55 W, Kinston, 28504 

YOUTH MBR Holly Carraway, P O Box 67,Maury,28554 

NEW BERN DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

ALUANCE-ARAPAHOE Janet Leary, 1079 New Ditch Farm Rd, Alliance, 28509 

ASBURY Ashby Tippett, 1686 Asbury Rd,Cove City,28523-9760 

ATLANTIC Lura Hill, 203 Morris Dr, Atlantic, 285 11-9760 

BEAUFORT:ANN ST Lewis Woodard, 110 River Rd,Beaufort,28516 

BEAUFORT:ANN ST Wilma Woodard, 110 River Rd,Beaufort,28516 

BEECH GR.-RHEMS Clara Parker, 815 Ipock Ln,New Bern,28562-9283 

BELGRADE-TAB Wanda Meadows, P O Box 206,Maysville,28555 

BRIDGETON Erv A. Sharp, 824 Helm Dr., New Bern.28560 

BROAD CREEK Vernon Barnhill, 213 Spruce Pine Dr.,Newport,28570 

CEDAR ISL.-SEA LEVEL Neil Daniels, 534 Lola Rd,Cedar Island,28520 

CENTENARY Robert Leslie, 1308 Santa Lucia Dr,New Bern, 28560 

CORE CREEK James E. Dickinson, 138 Dickinson Ln,Beaufort,28516-7530 

DOVER-CLARKS Hazel Pitts, 109 New Liberty Rd.New Bern,28562 

FRANKLIN MEM Edna Lewis, 1203 Shepard St.,Morehead City,28557 

HARKERS ISLAND Louis Salter, P O Box 425,Harkers Island,28531 

HARLOWE-OAK GROVE Sharon Cribb, 3645 Adams Creek Rd.Havelock, 28532 

HAVELOCK:CHERRY PT Betty Gurganus, 138 Bryan Blvd,Havelock,28532-2757 

HAVELOCK: FIRST Jack Harmon, 218 Church Rd,Havelock,28532-2904 

HAVELOCK:FIRST Mickey Stokes, 105 Ann St, Havelock, 28532-2540 

HAW BRANCH LH. Brinson, 479 Haw Branch Rd,Richlands,28574-7227 

HUBERT:QUEEN'S CR Alvin Pittman, 253 Hubert Blvd,Hubert,28539-4210 

JANORTHWOODS Betty Legan, 2993 Cukela Ave,Camp LeJeune.28540 

JA: NORTH WOODS Doris Lawrence, 200 E Bayshore Blvd, Jacksonville, 28546 

JA:PINE VALLEY Jean Eriksen, 199 Boyington Dr.Midway Park, 28544- 1201 

JA:PINE VALLEY Frank Hart, 1004 Beech Tree Rd,Jacksonville,28546 

JA:TRINITY Ron Singletary, 139 Epworth,Jacksonville,28546 

JA:TRINITY Susan Singletary, 139 Epworth,Jacksonville,28546 

MARSH'LBRG-SMYRNA Anita Lewis, 614 Marshallberg Rd,Smyrna,28579-9529 

MAYSVILLE Angie Manning, 45 White Oak River Rd,Maysville,28555-9704 

MERRIMAN Sue Harris, 143 Air Base Rd., Atlantic, 285 11 

MIDWAY-BETHLEHEM Jennie Hood, P O Box 1023,Richlands,28574 

MOREHEAD CITY:FIRST Doris Wade, PO Box 344,Morehead City,28557-0344 

MORHHEAD CITY:FIRST Earle Wade, PO Box 344,Morehead City, 28557-0344 

NEW BERN:CENTENARY Faye Proctor, 803 N Grace Ave.New Bem,28562-4431 

NEW BERN:GARBER Peggy Langston, 4509 Tenella Rd.,New Bern,28562 

NEW BERN:GARBER Milton Langston, 4509 Tenella Rd,New Bern,28562-7643 

NEW BERN:FAITH Gary Barker, P O Box l.New Bern,28563 

NEW BERN:TRINITY Betty Shields, 912 Buckingham Rd.New Bem,28562 

NEW BERN:TRINITY Ann Herring, 11620 Spencer Ave.New Bem,28562 



Lay Members 1 08 

MEWPORT: ST. JAMES Richard Kanuck, P O Box 534,New Bern,28570 

NEWPORT: ST. JAMES Douglas C. Henderson, P O Box 11 .Newport, 28570 

OAK GR.-QUEEN'S CR Clifford Bain, 407 Queen's Haven Rd,Hubert,28539 

ORIENTAL Ned Delamar, PO Box 462,Oriental,28571-0462 

PAMLICO COOP.PAR Richard Hudson, PO Box 729,Bayboro,285 15-0729 

PAMLICO COOP.PAR Louise Muse, 4253 Orchard Creek Rd,Oriental,28571-8607 

POLL'KSVL-LEES CHAP Patrick Ligi, 1010 Hwy 17 S,Pollocksville,28573 

RICHLANDS John Rand, PO Box 368,Richlands,28574-0368 

RICHLANDS Joe Rhem, 424 Petersburg Rd,Richlands,28574 

RIVERDALE Helen Williams, 112 Highland Rd,New Bern,28560 

RIVERSIDE Bea Honnet, 1882 Olympia Dr,New Bern, 28560 

SALTER PATH James Franklin, P O Box 42,Salter Path,28575 

SEABOARD Joyce Witt, Rt. 2, Box 367,Conway,27820 

SEABOARD Virginia Wilkinson, Rt. 1, Box 292,Garysburg,27831 

SHADY GR.-CYPRESS CR Carol Killingsworth, 2965 Hwy 41 W, Trenton, 28585 

SNEADS FERRY:FIRST Mollie D. King, PO Box 204,Sneads Ferry, 28460-0204 

ST. PETERS Patrick Mann, 509 Fisher St.Morehead City, 28557-3839 

STRAITS-N. RIVER Tommy McKee, 401 Mallard Ct,Beaufort,28516 

SWANSBORO Harold Fulp, 127 Pettiford Rd,Swansboro,28584-7484 

SWANSBORO Louise Fulp, 127 Pettiford Rd,Swansboro,28584-7484 

TRENTON-MAPLE GR Jean Henderson, PO Box 203,Trenton,28585-0203 

VERONA Delta McKemey, 2270 Dawson Cabin Rd,Jacksonville,28540-9018 

WIUJSTON-STACY Jan Stalnaker, P O Box 79,Williston,28589 

YOUTH MBR Joseph Croom, 108 Stillwater Dr.Swansboro, 28584 

YOUTH MBR Brandi McCullough, 102 Neuse Harbour Blvd.New Bem,28560 

YOUTH MBR Phillip Brinson, 117 Whooping Crane Ln.New Bem,28562 

RALEIGH DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

APEX Phil Tillerson, 6608 Old Jenks Rd,Apex,27502-8252 

APEX Marian Pearson, 501 Saunders St, Apex, 27502- 1444 

BETHLEHEM-SHADY GR Bettsy Curtis, Rt. 3, Box 89,Warrenton,27589 

BUNN-H1LL KING CIR James May, 323 Egypt-Church Rd,Louisburg,27549 

CALVARY Ann Badgett, 1505 Covered Bridge Rd,Clayton,27520 

CARY:GENESIS Jenny H. Wilson, 1315 Morreene Rd, #4-J,Durham,27705-4524 

CARY:GENESIS Elaine D'Angelo, 317-G Cheswick Pl.,Cary,2751 1 

CARY:FIRST John Meares, 1006 Pond St.,Cary,27511 

CARY:F1RST Lu Ann Kibler, 310 Waldo St,Cary,27511 

CARY:FIRST Doug Richmond, 1328 Kingston Ridge Rd.Cary, 275 11-5947 

CARY:MACEDONIA Sara Crawford, 5832 Allwood Dr, Raleigh, 27606-9457 

CARY:MACEDONlA Rebecca Frazier, 2500 Piney Plains Rd,Cary,2751 1 

CARY: ST. FRANCIS Jeanette M. Cooper, 205 Whisperwood Dr,Cary,2751 1-9123 

CARY: WHITE PLAINS Greg Wallace, 5809 Dutch Creek Dr.,Raleigh,27606 

CARY: WHITE PLAINS Erica Cecich, 1 13 Kenneth Ridge Ct, Apex, 27502-9370 

CLAYTON:HORNE MEM Helen Little, 616 S.Barbour St., Clayton, 27520 

CLAYTON:HORNE MEM Charlotte Honeycutt, 1108 Fairway Dr., Clayton, 27520 

EBENEZER Alberta Poole, 4301 Whitfield Rd,Raleigh,27610 

EBENEZER Jean Hinton, 6332 Diamond Dr,Raleigh,27610 

FAIRMONT Henry Jarrett, 3405 White Oak Rd,Raleigh,27609-7620 

FLAT ROCK Thomas Hester, 229 Kerr Lake Club Rd,Henderson,27536-6237 

FRANKUNTON Harry Talley, 305 Rolling Acres, Youngsville,27596 

FUQUAY-VARINA Bob Sheets, PO Box 147,Willow Spring, 27592-0 147 

FUQUAY-VARINA Dave Heiser, 2616 Mary Marvin Trl.Fuquay Varina,27526-9640 

GARNER George Davis, 606 Nellane Dr,Garner,27529 

GARNER Gayle Hines, 1402 Claymore Dr,Gamer,27529-4527 

GARNER:ST.ANDREWS Lisa Anthony, 321 Kimloch Dr.,Gamer,27529 

GARNER:ST.ANDREWS Jack Matthews, 1812 Pinedale Dr,Raleigh,27603 

GILLBURG Virginia Grissom, 5395 NC Hwy 39 S,Henderson,27536-9327 

HOLLANDS Rachel Burnette, 132 Rand Rd,Raleigh,27603-9227 

HOLLANDS Thelma Pagan, 1300 Pagan Rd,Raleigh,27603-8607 

HOLLY SPRINGS Mary Lee Johnson, PO Box 277,Holly Springs,27540-0277 

JERUSALEM Becky Rooker, Rr 1 Box 85-A,Norlina,27563-9801 

KNIGHTDALE Joe Beane, 812 Keiths Rd,Knightdale,27545-8597 

LEAH'S CHAP.-SH1LOH Johnsy B. Harris, 1636 Mort Harris Rd,Louisburg,27549 

LITTLETON John W. Van Dyke, 21 Three Chopt Rd,Littleton,27850 

LOUISBURG Mary Rivers Pearce, 302 Ford Cir,Louisburg,27549-2226 

LOUISBURG Joseph A. Pearce, 934 N Main St,Louisburg,27549-2149 

MACON Cindy Saunders, Rr 2 Box 5,Macon,2755 1-9704 

MIDDLEBURG Ann Nicholson, PO Box 70,Middleburg,27556-0070 

MT. ZION Allen Dyer, 4620 Benson Rd,Garner,27529 

NORLINA Walter Newman, PO Box 106,Norlina,27563-0106 

PEACE CHRIST. COMM Lee Hyatt, 8904 Deerland Grove Dr.,Raleigh,27615 

PINEY GROVE Tom Wright, 512 Moulton Rd,Louisburg,27549 



109 Lay Members 

PLANK CHAPEL Lori Budzinski, 1785 Kittrell Rd.Kittrell, 27544 

PROVIDENCE Loree Harris, Rr 4 Box 425, Warrenton, 27589 

RAASBCIRY Joseph Padgett, 4509 Bartlett Dr., Raleigh, 27609-5530 

RAASBCJRY Allen Clary, 103 Blalock Ct,Knightdale,27545-9547 

RA:AVENT FERRY Allen Raynor, 9317 N. Manor Dr.,Zebulon,27597 

RA: BENSON MEM Louise Humphrey, 5801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, 276 12-6222 

RABENSON MEM Dave Jackson, 8312 Lakewood Dr,Raleigh,27613 

RACOKESBC1RY Harry Taylor, 900 Penncross Dr,Raleigh,276l0-2185 

RAEDENTON STREET Don Curtis, 3516 Chaucer Place,Raleigh,27609 

RA:EDENTON STREET Ann Faust, 1005 Cedarhurst Dr, Raleigh, 27609-54 15 

RA:FAIRMONT Julia B. Southwick, 123 E Drewry Ln,Raleigh,27609-7728 

RA:HAYES BARTON Grady Carroll, 2711 Gordon St.,Raleigh,27608-1205 

RAHAYES BARTON L Merritt Jones, 3131 Sussex Rd,Raleigh,27607-6636 

RA:HIGHLAND Carlyle Teague, 5208 Doncaster Ct, Raleigh, 276 12-3424 

RA:H1GHLAND Mary Martin, 3301 Sussex Rd.,Raleigh,27607 

RA: JENKINS MEM Laurin Threatt, 8409 Smith Rd, Apex, 27502 

RAKOREAN Sang W. Lee, 7832 Hardwick Dr,Raleigh,27615-5413 

RA:LAYDEN MEM Janette Cooper, 2739 Knowles St, Raleigh, 27603-2553 

RALONGVIEW Grady Snyder, 309 Lord Berkley Rd,Raleigh,27610-2421 

RAMILLBROOK Mike Kallam, 5609 Partridge Lane,Raleigh,27609 

RA.MILLBROOK Dianne Austin, 6424 Wynbrook Way, Raleigh, 276 12-2365 

RAN.RALEIGH Roy Phibbs, 9301 Brookton Ct,Raleigh,27615-2301 

RA:N.RALEIGH Mack Parker, 7709 Haymarket Ln,Raleigh,27615-5440 

RA:PLEASANT GR Robin LaVoie, 4638 Pine Trace Dr,Raleigh,27613 

RAPLEASANT GR Chelsea LaVoie, 4638 Pine Trace Dr,Raleigh,27613 

RASOAPSTONE Connie Valentine, 2305 Knoll Ridge Lane, Wake Forest,27587 

RASOAPSTONE Sarah Lancaster, 6501-3T>8 Gateridge,Raleigh,27613 

RAST.JAMES Swede Jones, 3407 Arrowwood Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RA:ST.JAMES Verleen Jones, 3407 Arrowwood Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RA:ST.MARKS Paul Chitnis, 810 Northampton Dr,Cary,27513 

RA:ST.MARKS Ed Wilson, 8916 Six Forks Rd.,Raleigh,27615 

RA:TRINITY Claiborn Burnette, 1603 Dare St,Raleigh,27608-2517 

RA:TRINITY Bill Moon, 516 Barksdale Dr,Raleigh,27604-2204 

RA: WESLEY MEM Henry Wentz, 2333 Airline Dr,Raleigh,27607-3109 

RA:WESTOVER Vivian Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Dr.,Raleigh,27609-4350 

RA:WESTOVER John C. Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Dr,Raleigh,27609-4350 

RA: WILSON TEMPLE Mose Dorsey, 7221 Beaverwood Dr., Raleigh, 276 16 

RALEIGH COLLEGE REP Dawn Williams, 1201 Kirkwall Pl,Cary,27511 

SUNRISE Alan Woodlief, 8020 Robincrest Ct,Fuquay-Varina,27526 

TRINITY(FRANKUN CO.) Raymond Ayscue, 390 Weldon Rd.,Louisburg,27549-9283 

UNION CHAPEL Gerald Wells, 5935 Raleigh RdJ<ittrell,27544 

VANCE CHARGE Sherry Harrell, 115 Ward Ave, Oxford, 27565 

WAKE FOREST Thomas Walden, PO Box 18832,RaIeigh,27619-8832 

WAKE FOREST Glenda Snotherly, 903 S Main St, Wake Forest,27587-9277 

WAR'NTN.WESLEY MEM Margaret A. Britt, 205 Church St,Warrenton,27589 

WENDELL Shelton Bridgers, Drawer B,Wendell,27591 

WENDELL Branch Jones, PO Box 208,Wendell,2759 1-0208 

YOUNG ADCILT MBR Yancey Gulley, 2005 Pocomoke Rd.,Franklinton,27525 

YOUTH MBR Jennifer Miller, 210 Kilmorack Dr,Cary,27511 

YOUTH MBR Sean Bowers, 792 Laurel Mill Rd.Louisburg, 27549 

ZEBGLON Jean Wall, 512 N Wakefield St,Zebulon,275§7-2648 

ZEBCJLON Myrtle Tyson, 707 N. Wedgewood Ave, Zebulon, 27597-2223 

ZION Tom Traylor, Rt. 2, Box 5,Norlina,27563 

ZION Ann White, Rr 2 Box l8 1 / 2 ,Norlina,27563-9605 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

ASHPOLE CENTER P. L Locklear, PO Box 667,Pembroke,28372-0667 

BEAVER DAM-GREEN LK Eugene McLean, 1917 Anthony Dr,Rockingham,28379 

BETHESDA Bobbie Britt, Rt 2 Box 203,Fairmont,28340-9626 

BETHESDA Zimp Atkinson, 1793 Leggett Rd,Fairmont,28340 

CALEDONIA Michelle Taylor, 415 S. Caledonia Rd,Laurinburg,28352 

COLLINS CHAPEL Joyce McMillan, P O Box 186,Shannon,28386 

COOL SPRING Dorothy Easterling, 20980 Sallie McNair Rd.,Laurinburg,28352 

CORDOVA Jewell Hancock, 417 Allen Hancock,Rockingham,28379 

ELLERBE Claudia Dwight, 581 Bennett Rd,EIlerbe,28338 

FAIRMONT:PLEAS.GR Deidra Taylor, 406 Linden St,Fairmont,28340-1720 

FAIRMONT:TRINITY Jerry Clark, 603 W 29th St, Lumberton, 28358-2905 

FAIRVIEW Ruby Cummings, 3315 McNeil Farm Rd,Hamer,29547 

FLETCH.CHAP.-ST.PETER Jessie McNeill, Rt. 1, Box 200,Wagram,28396 

HAMLET:FELLOWSHIP Sarah Newsome, 404 Walnut St,Hamlet,28345-3061 

HAMLET:FIRST Nell Byrd, 344 Raleigh St,Hamlet,28345-2750 

HAMLET:FIRST Kate Boyette, 408 Boyette St.Hamlet, 28345-21 14 



Lay Members 110 

HAMLET:ST. PETER Mora Covington, 707 Spring St.,Hamlet,28345 

HICKORY GROVE Gary Hursey, 1084 Hwy. 385,Bennettsville,29512-1084 

LAUREL HILL Eugene Blackwelder, 6360 Peeles Chapel Rd, Laurel Hill,28351 

LAUR'NBRG:CENTRAL Vivian Leichliter, 13000 Debra Dr.,Laurinburg,28352 

LAUR'NBRG:FIRST Lou Covington, 12000 McCormick Dr,Maxton,28364-1606 

LAUR'NBRG:FIRST Esther Cashwell, PO Box 1255,Laurinburg,28353-1255 

LAUR'NBRG:GALILEE Annie T. Stewart, Rt. 1, Box 178,Gibson,28343 

LAUR'NBRG:GALILEE Margaret Douglas, 915 Isabelle St,Laurinburg,28352-2837 

LAUR'NBRG:ST.LUKE Judy Wise, 1703 Anita Dr., Laurinburg, 28352 

LAUR'NBRG:ST.LUKE Sandra Burns, 1204 Shepherd Ave,Laurinburg,28352-3462 

LEDBETTER Martha Hughes, 927 E Washington St Ext,Rockingham,28379-3746 

LUMB'RTN:ASBURY Terry Lanier, 608 Chippewa St, Lumberton, 28358 

LUMB'RTN:BRANCH ST Zelma Locklear, 2524 W 5th St,Lumberton,28358-7814 

LUMB'RTN:CHESTNUT ST Jesse Lamm, 5206 Simmons Dr,Lumberton,28358-8218 

LUMB'RTN:CHESTNUT ST Dennis Sigmon, 423 Windsor Rd,Lumberton,28358 

LUMB'RTN:MT.OLIVE PAR Louise Roberts, Rt. 6, Box 36D,Lumberton,28358 

LUMB'RTN:PINEV1EW Goss Ivey, 515 Whiteville Rd,Lumberton,28358-6169 

LUMBERTON CIR Peggy Wilkins, 1705 M Bm St,Lumberton,28358-3851 

MAXTON:ST.PAUL Katherine Carter, PO Box 27,Maxton,28364-0027 

MAXTON CIRCUIT Gloria McKenzie, 3015 Fairley Rd,Maxton,28364-9747 

MT.ZION-WALL'S CHAP Elvenia Southerland, 635 Vass Rd,Raeford,28376-8137 

NEW PHILADELPHUS Maggie Locklear, 380 Charlotte Rd.Red Springs,28377 

NORMAN Charlotte Clement, P O Box 599, Blerbe, 28338 

PARKTON Mary Jane Hall, P O Box 235,Parkton,28371 

PEMBROKE:FlRST James Dial, Rt. 2, Box 85,Pembroke,28372 

PEMBROKE CIRCUIT Neil A. Terry, Rt. l,Maxton,28364 

PHILADELPHIA Sarah Ledbetter, 5821 Tiber Ridge Rd,Raleigh,27609 

PHILADELPHIA Paula Nichols, 2214 Fayetteville Rd,Rockingham,27609 

PINEY GROVE Shirley T. Jones, Rt 1 Box 170,Maxton,28364-9726 

PLEASANT GROVE James Oxendine, PO Box 2484,Pembroke,28372-2484 

PROSPECT Carrie M. Jones, Rt 2 Box 190, Pembroke, 28372-9683 

PROSPECT Naomi Chavis, 450 O'Quinn Rd,Maxton,28364 

RED SPRGS.-RHYNE MEM Trula McKeithan, PO Box 443, Red Springs, 28377-0443 

RED SPRGS:TRINITY Edna Whittle, 505 N. Vance St, Red Springs,28377 

RED SPRGS:TRINITY Jasper Culbreth, 204 N. Edinborough St, Red Springs,28377 

ROBERDELL Nancy White, 1127 Richmond Rd,Rockingham,28378 

ROCKINGHAM:EAST Richard Moore, 205 Hylan Ave, Hamlet, 28345-2425 

ROCKINGHAM: FIRST Myers Waddell, 1116 Ann St,RockJngham,28379 

ROCKINGHAM:FIRST Earline Waddell, 1116 Ann St,Rockingham,28379 

ROCK'GHM:GLENWOOD Ruth Hall, 208 County Home Rd,Rockingham,28379 

ROCKINGHAM: PEE DEE Carol Gibson, 1417 Carolina Dr,Rockingham,28379 

RO:ST.PAUL Anne Ogburn, 203 Hylan Ave,Hamlet,28345-2425 

RO:TRINITY-ZION Maxine Nichols, 276 Zion Church Rd, Rockingham, 28379-7046 

ROCKINGHAM: WEST Charles Maske, 228 Ellerbe Rd, Rockingham, 28379-2909 

ROWLAND Dick Smith, PO Box 145, Rowland, 28383-0 145 

ROWLAND: NEW HOPE Emma Burns, 3885 NC Hwy 130 W., Rowland, 28383-9703 

SANDY PLAINS Gary W. Locklear, Rt 1 Box 57,Pembroke,28372-9712 

SNEAD'S GROVE Lester Snead, 20400 Sneads Grove Rd,Laurinburg,28352-3074 

ST. JOHN-GIBSON Mozelle Parker, 15480 St. John's Church Rd, Gibson, 28343 

ST.PAGLS John Teal, PO Box 305,Saint Pauls,28384-0305 

TABERNACLE Cecil Hodges, P O Box 933,Hamlet,28345 

TRINITY-OLIVET Gordon Caughill, 11471 NC Hwy 41, Fairmont, 28340 

WEST ROBERSON Aggie Deese, 125 W Smith St,Maxton,28364-1312 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Mattheue B. Locklear, Rt. 3, Box 231,Maxton,28364 

YOGTH MBR NaTasha Morman, 117 Philadelphia Dr,Rockingham,28379 

YOGTH MBR Alisha Covington, 751 GS Hwy 1 N.,Rockingham,28379 

ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

BAILEY Isabel Glover, P O Box 117,Bailey,27807 

BAILEY Lillian Francis, 9230 Graham Brantley Rd, Bailey, 27807 

BLK.CRK.-LUCAMA Verna Deno, 6000 Trapper's Rd,Wilson,27896-8750 

CALVARY Doris Dickens, 306 Mosby Ave., Littleton, 27850 

CONETOE Earl Roberson, P O Box 252,Conetoe,27819 

CONWAY AC. Piland, Rt. 2, Box 141, Conway, 27820 

EDGECOMBE PARISH Dick Stallings, P O Box 307,Pinetops,27864 

EDGECOMBE PARISH Jack Proctor, Rt3 Box 160,Elm City, 27622-95 10 

ELM CITY Holly Dunham, P O Box 307,Elm City,27822 

ENFIELD-EDEN-WHIT Lena Twisdale, 153 Watson St, Enfield, 27823 

EVANSDALE Martin Amerson, 2602 Hampton Ct., Wilson, 27896 

GASTON Jean Colston, PO Box 566,Gaston,27832-0566 

GOLD VALLEY Larry Woodard, 11177 Old US 64,Spring Hope,27882 

HALIFAX Anne Shepard, PO Box 236,Halifax,27839-0236 



Ill Lay Members 

HART-SPEIGHT Edith Proctor, Rt. 5, Box 104,Elm City,27822 

HAWKINS-TABOR Mary Keeter, Rt. 2, Box 322, Littleton, 27850 

HOLUSTER Willie B. Aycock, 115 Main St., Littleton, 27850 

HORNES-SIMS Reese Ferrell, 1144 NC 97 E,Wilson,27896 

LITTLETON Marvin Newsom, P O Box 309,Littleton,27850-0309 

MARVIN J. Lee Bellamy, 315 Forest Hill Ave.Rocky Mount,27804-3733 

MILWAUKEE James Earl Flythe, Rt 2 Box 42O,Conway,27820-9601 

MILWAUKEE Pat Smith, Rt. 2, Box 456,Conway,27820 

MT.PLEAS.-MIDDLESEX Bertie Brantley, 7254 Children's Home Rd,Middlesex,27557 

MT. ZION Edith Barrow, 1809 W. Nash St.,Wilson,27893 

NASHVILLE Lula Shackelford, 217 S Boddie St, Nashville, 27856- 1221 

NASHVILLE Peggy Braswell, PO Box 669,NashvJlle,27856-0669 

NORTHAMPTON Hazel Collier, Rt 2 Box 381,Conway,27820-9628 

NORTHAMPTON Marvin Coleman, PO Box 3,Jackson,27845-0003 

RED OAK Mary McLaughlin, PO Box 33,Red Oak,27868-0033 

RICH SQ.-WOODLAND McCoy Baugham, Rt. 1, Box A 126, Rich Square,27869 

ROAN.RAPIDS:FIRST . . . Mary Frances Fisher,600 W.Second St, Roan. Rapids,27870- 1642 

ROAN. RAPIDS: FIRST Marion Fisher, 600 W 2nd St,Roanoke Rapid,27870-1642 

ROAN.RAPIDS:ROSEMARY Ann Juren, 625 Cedar St.Roanoke Rapids, 27870-2503 

ROAN. RAPIDS: ROSEMARY Violet Long, 205 Riverside Tr.Roanoke Rapids.27870 

ROANOKE Henry King, Rt. 1, Box 319A,Roanoke Rapids,27870 

ROCKY MT:ENGLEWOOD Debbie Stephenson, 101 Newby Ct,Rocky Mount.27804 

ROCKY MTENGLEWOOD Warren Stephenson, 101 Newby Ct.Rocky Mount.27804 

ROCKY MT:FIRST Mrs. Relfe Edwards, 612 S Taylor St,Rocky Mount, 27803- 1939 

ROCKY MTFIRST John Nicholson, 700 Avondale Ave.Rocky Mount, 27804-4009 

ROCKY MT:ST. PAUL Jane Greeson, 1816 Bedford Rd, Rocky Mount.27801 -6303 

ROCKY MTST.PAUL Phyllis Jacobs, Harbor West, #E-1, Rocky Mount.27803 

SANDY CROSS Jackson Joyner, 8419 Sandy Lane.Rocky Mount.27803 

SCOTLAND NECK Gene Todd, Rt 2 Box 177,Scotland Neck,27874-9217 

SIMS Bennie L Glover, 6026 US 264A Hwy, Sims, 27880 

SMITH Page Moore, 109 Asheford Lane.Roanoke Rapids,27870 

SOOTH ROSEMARY Alton Dickens, 105 Woodland Rd., Roanoke Rapids,27870 

SPRG-LEB'NON-GARYSB'RG Cirven Burnett, PO Box 443,Gaston,27832-0443 

SPRING HOPE Ken Ripley, PO Box 185,Spring Hope.27882-0185 

STANTONSBURG Faye Hill, P O Box 6,Stantonsburg,27883 

TARBORO:ST.JAMES Linda Long, 705 Fairway Dr.Tarboro, 27886 

TARBORO:ST.JAMES Donnie Long, 705 Fairway Dr.,Tarboro,27886-4211 

TRINITY PARISH Betty Reierson, P O Box 699, Battleboro, 27809 

WHITAKERS Ben Neville, PO Box 27,Whitakers,27891-0027 

WILSON:FIRST Lawrence Brett, 206 W. Nash St.,Wilson,27893 

WlLSON:FIRST Barbara Robl, 707 Broad St.,Wilson,27893 

WlLSON:W.NASH John Tracey, 4501 Pinehurst Dr,Wilson,27896 

WILSON:W.NASH Ophelia Taylor, 1310 Briarwood Dr,Wilson,27896 

WILSON.WINSTEAD Bonnie Stith, 7615 High Rd,Sims,27880 

WILSON:WINSTEAD Lou Simmons, 312 W. Green St, #C, Wilson, 27893 

YOUNG ADULT MBR Lee Taylor, P O Box 7,Gumberry,27831 

YOUTH MBR Sarah Byrd, 38 Longstreet Rd,Weldon,27890 

YOUTH MBR Sara Helms, 112 N Collins St, Nashville, 27856 

SANFORD DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

ABERDEEN:PAGE MEM Linda Fogleman, 141 Maxie Lane PI., Aberdeen, 283 15 

ABERDEEN:PAGE MEM Bob Hamilton, 280 Hill Rd,Southern Pnes,28387-6634 

ASBURY-BETHLEHEM Mary Jacobs, 5220 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Cameron, 28326 

ASBURY-BETHLEHEM .... Catherine Blackwelder, 1031 Walter Bright Rd,Sanford,27330 

BISCOE-BASCOM Shirley Brewer, 2334 Dover Church Rd,Seagrove,27341 

BONLEE William Rives, 8876 NC Hwy 902,Siler City, 27344-68 17 

BR'DWAY-MORRIS CHAP Jerry Farmer, P O Box 2202,Sanford,27330 

BR'DWAY-MORRIS CHAP J. R. Holt, PO Box 122,Broadway,27505-0122 

BUCKHORN Linda Winstead, 1705 Chestnut St., Apex, 27502 

BYNUM Ruth Lucier, PO Box 35,Bynum,27228-0035 

CANDOR Marsha Reynolds, P O Box 3 10, Candor, 27229 

CARBONTON Ed Paschal, 5594 Carbonton Rd,Sanford,27330-9398 

CARTHAGE Robert Lee, 542 Seven Lakes N.,West End,27376 

CENTER Marvin Gaster, 711 Cedar Lane Rd,Sanford,27330-8842 

CHATHAM-CEDAR GR Walter Atwater,1477 Collins Mtn.Rd.Chapel Hill,275 16-8562 

CHATHAM:MT.ZION Hoyle Petty, 2337 Pittsboro-Moncure Rd,Moncure,27559 

COOL SPRING Tommie Oldham, 516 Jesse Phillips Rd.Robbins, 27325-82 18 

CUMNOCK Ramona Lawson, 5536 Cumnock Rd,Sanford,27330-8645 

DOUB'S CHAPEL Archie McKenzie, 1080 Brinkley Rd,Carthage,28327 

ETHER Maureen Martin, P O Box 2 14, Ether, 27247 

FAIR PROMISE-HI. FALLS Jean Phillips, 251 E. Old Plank Rd.,Robbins, 27325 

GOLDSTON LaVerne Thornton, 500 Old Towne Dr,Sanford,27330-6937 



Lay Members 112 

JONES CHAPEL Delano Borys, 713 Lee's Chapel Rd,Sanford,27330 

LEMOM SPRINGS John Payne, 5113 Greenwood Rd,Sanford,27330-7830 

UTTLE RIV.-MELTOMS GR Joe Sneed, Rr 3 Box 124A,Mount Gilead.27306-9710 

LOVE JOY-MACEDONIA Howard Britt, 1182 Love Joy Rd., Troy, 27371 

MERRITTS-EBENEZER Hugh Stone, 5464 Farrington Rd.Chapel HH.27514 

MONCURE Kenneth Jeffries, 140 Moncure Sch. Rd.,Moncure,27559 

MT.GILEAD: FIRST Jim Evans, PO Box 254,Mount Gilead, 27306-0254 

MT.GILEAD:FIRST Sandra Miller, P O Box 82,Mt. Gilead.27306 

MT.PLEASANT Rick Whitfield, 740 Lamont Norwood, Pittsboro,273 12 

PINEBLUFF Ralph Foushee, PO Box 236, Pinebluff, 28373-0236 

PINEHURST Ron Scott, 4155 Seven Lakes W.West End,27376 

PINEY GR.-HICKORY GR. . . Josephine Culberson, 5376 Sil.City-Sn.Camp Rd,Sil.City,27344 

PITTSBORO CIRCUIT Kenneth Mitchum, 8034 Old NC 87,Pittsboro,27312 

PITTSBORO:FIRST Maxine Jones, 231 Thompson St, Pittsboro, 273 12-5622 

PLEAS. HILL-MT.CARMEL W. B. Greene, PO Box 186,Robbins,27325-0186 

PLEAS. HILL-MT.CARMEL Max Richardson, 3361 Mt. Carmel Rd,Carthage,28327 

POP.SPRGS.-MEMPHIS Lynn Campbell, 109 Poplar Springs Rd.,Sanford,27330 

ROBBINS:TABERNACLE Georgia Bean,5056 Old Carthage Rd,Carthage,28327-8370 

ROBBINS:TABERNACLE Lorena Brown, PO Box 214,Robbins,27325 

SANDHILLS Rosalie McNeil, P O Box 665,Candor,27229 

SAJONESBORO Bob Pulver, 1309 Indiana Cir.,Sanford,27330 

SA:JONESBORO Jane Pulver, 1309 Indiana Cir.,Sanford, 27330 

SANFORD:ST.LUKE Leslie Cox, 508 Old Towne Dr.,Sanford,27330-6937 

SANFORD:ST.LGKE Robin Childress, 1509 Cranberry Ln.Sanford, 27330-8249 

SANFORD CIR Zona Walker, P O Box 333, Vass, 28394 

SARDIS-PARSONS GR Claire Robinson, 1171 NC Hwy 731 E,Candor,27229 

SILER CITY:FIRST Deloris Collins, 363 Eden Hills Rd,Siler City, 27344- 1303 

SILER CITYFIRST Lena Brigham, 210 E Olympia St,Siler City, 27344-4339 

SILK HOPE Paul McMath, 5817 Carriage Lane, Greensboro, 274 10 

SMYRNA Edwina Britt, 297 Elcanie Rd,Robbins,27325-7270 

SMYRNA Sharon Hussey, 1962 Hogan Farm Rd,Star,27356-7654 

SOUTHERN PINES Jim Juett, 70 Lakeview Dr., Whispering Pines.28327 

SOUTHERN PINES B. J. Shore, 150 Tingley Ct,Southern Pnes,28387-7167 

STAR Gene Anderson, PO Box 280,Biscoe,27209-0280 

TROY CIRCUIT Dolan Corbett, 1670 Ophir Ave.,Troy,27371 

TROY:TRINITY Margaret Herrington, 304 Lilly St,Troy,27371 

TROY:TRINITY Ken Herrington, 304 Lilly St,Troy,27371 

VASS-CAMERON Bill Mierisch, 3585 Niagara-Carthage Rd., Whispering Pines,28327 

WEST END Barclay Robertson, PO Box 787,West End,27376-0787 

YOUTH MEMBER Stephanie Wright, P O Box 2484,Lillington,27546 

YOUTH MEMBER Eric Blue, Rt. 1, Box 725,Broadway,27505 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

BETHEL-LEBANON Beverly Marlowe, 8448 Lebanon Church Rd,Clarendon,28432 

BLADEN Geraldine R. Kinlaw, 15675 Hwy 53W, White Oak,28399 

BOLTON-SHILOH Donald Dowless, 641 N Green Swamp Rd, Bolton, 28423-9039 

BRUNSWICK CIR O'Gretta T. Saunders, 291 Midway Rd,Bolivia,28422 

BURGAW Macon Smith, P O Box 65,WilIard,28478 

BURGAW Elizabeth Futch, 502 E. Wilmington St., Burgaw, 28425 

CAR.BEACH:ST.PAUL Nancy Rouen, 8924 Shipwatch,Wilmington,28412 

CAR.BEACH:ST.PAUL Mary Lib Taylor, P O Box 184,Carolina Beach,28428 

CARVER'S CREEK Norma Stevens, Rt. 1, Box 300,Council,28434-8793 

CHADBOURN-EVRGRN Faye Benton Nance, 720 Will Nance Rd,Charbourn,28431 

CLARKTON Advil Wallace, 33 Rosemont Ln,Clarkton,28433-8683 

DUBLIN Roy Best, PO Box 262,Dublin,28332-0262 

EUZ.TOWN:TRINITY Jackie Goodnight, P O Box 1131,Elizabethtown,28337 

EUZ.TOWN:TRINlTY Nelson Goodnight, P O Box 1131,Elizabethtown,28337 

FAIR BLUFF-CERRO GORDO Harriet Parrish, Box 433,Fair Bluff,28439 

GARLAND Clarissa McDaniel, P O Box 216,Garland,28441 

HALLSBORO Margaret Hicks, 262 Angelo Cir,Whiteville,28472-7404 

HAMPSTEAD Marion Labincki, 121 Coot's Tr.,Hampstead, 28443 

HAMPSTEAD Ray Labincki, 121 Coot's Tr.,Hampstead,28443 

HARRELLS:CENTENARY Ray Nichols, 4751 Delway Hwy, Harrells, 28444 

HERRINGS CHAPEL Haywood Page, 1735 Page Rd.,Burgaw,28425 

JORDANS CHAPEL Marion Lane, Rt. 3, Box 3834, Burgaw, 28425 

KELLY:TRINITY Lee Roy Russ, 16382 NC Hwy 53 E, Kelly, 28448-8520 

LAKE WACCAMAW Ben Douglas, 2130 Bella Coola Rd.Lake Waccamaw, 28450 

LAKE WACCAMAW Rosa Martin, Rt. 1, Box 143,Lake Waccamaw, 28450-9552 

MACO:SHILOH Jimmy Gore, 2950 Maco Rd NE,Leland,2845 1-7814 

OCEAN VIEW Joyce Toth, 312 Dolphin Dr.Long Beach,28465 

OCEAN VIEW Emery Toth, 312 Dolphin Dr.Long Beach,28465 

OLD DOCK Sue Tyson, 201 Erwin Tyson Ave.,Whiteville,28472 



113 Lay Members 

PEACE Connie Todd, 7279 Red Hill Rd,Whiteville 1 28472 

PLEASANT GROVE Daniel Dowless, 684 Paul Brisson Rd,Bladenboro,28320-8032 

RIEG'LWD:WESLEY Sara Lewis, P O Box 216,Riegelwood,28456 

ROCKY POINT Bill Mathis, 151 Carr Ave.Rocky Point,28457-8571 

SCHILLWESLEYAN CHAP Leslie Beuth, 833 Sidberry Rd.,Wilmington,28405 

SC.HILLWESLEYAN CHAP Tess Reavis, 302 Holyard Ct, Wilmington, 28405 

SEASIDE Brenda Causey, 43 Raeford St., Ocean Isle Beach,28469 

SEASIDE(BRCINSWICK) Al Kowalycyzk, 6754 Roberta Rd.Ocean Isle Beach,28469 

SHALLOTTE:CAMP Ida Mintz, PO Box 264,Shallotte,28459-0264 

SHALLOTTE:CAMP Susan Eggert, 805 Usher Ave,ShalIotte,28470-5392 

SHALLOTTE CIR Michael Sullivan, 469 S Middleton Dr,Calabash,28467-2116 

SHARON:HOLDEN BEACH Geneva M.Kelly,2196 Holden Bea.Rd SW, Supply, 28462 

SOUTHPORT:TRINITY Gene Eagle, 105 S Atlantic Ave,Southport,2846T-3907 

SOUTHPORT:TRlNITY Nancy Gooding, 214 NE 38th St.Long Beach, 28465-5633 

TABOR CITY:ST.PAGL Ina F. Gore, P O Box 592,Tabor City,28463 

WESLEY'S CHAPEL Layton Ross, PO Box 475, Hizabethtown, 28337-0475 

WESLEY'S CHAPEL Jane Ross, PO Box 475,Elizabethtown,28337-0475 

WESTVIEW George Sherman, 256 Malpass Corner Rd,Burgaw,28425-2828 

WHITEVILLE Wayne Overcash, 4846 Pleasant Plains Ch Rd,Whiteville,28472-9272 

WHITEVILLE Unda Overcash, 4846 Pleasant Plains Ch Rd,Whiteville,28472-9272 

WILM'GTN:EPWORTH Jean Hodges, 1468 Bluff Dr NE,Leland,28451-8304 

WILMGTN: FIFTH AVE Carl Gore, 140 Chadwick Ave,Wilmington,28401-2610 

WILM'GTN:GRACE VicW Alexander, 203 Brookwood Ave,Wilmington,28403-llll 

W1LM'GTN:GRACE Jane Spicer, 5801 Oak Bluff Ln,Wilmington,28409-2368 

WILM'GTN:HARBOR Mary Nichols, 3440 Sparrow Hark Ct,WiImington,28409 

WILMGTNHARBOR Betty Wooten, 6709 Sedgewood Rd,Wilmington,28403 

WILM'GTN:HOPE Dean McFarland, 5925 Inland Greens Dr,Wilmington,28405 

WILMGTN:OLEAN.-DEVPK Ellen Parker, 179 Home Place Dr, Wilmington, 28401 

WILMGTN:PINE VALLEY Joe Stoner, 3945 Sweetbriar Rd,WiImington,28403 

WILM'GTN:PINE VALLEY Arleta Oldfield, 3310 Bragg Dr., Wilmington, 28409 

W1LM'GTN:ST. JOHN-SMITH Laura Graham, 158 Loop Rd,Bolton,28423-8885 

WILM'GTNiSGNSET PARK Thomas McKee, 901 Midland Dr,Wilmington,28412-6517 

WILM'GTN:TRINITY Julia Spencer, 114 N. 25th St., Wilmington, 28405 

WILM'GTN:TRINITY Carolyn Sneeden, 310 Buckner Dr,Wilmington,28412-7110 

WILM'GTN:WESLEY MEM Olivia Mattocks, 4921 Marlin Ct,Wilmington,28403-6442 

WILM'GTN:WESLEY MEM Hassie Ray, 29 S Cardinal Dr,Wilmington,28403-1842 

WR1GHTSBORO Charles Ponton, Box 7092,Wilmington,28406 

WRIGHTSBORO Steve Roberts, 806 Bay Blossom Dr,Wilmington,28405 

WRIGHTSV1LLE David Black, 102 Stonehead Ct,Wilmington,28405 

WRIGHTSV1LLE Lois Steele, 1914 Druid Ln,WiImington,28403-6017 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Tami Munns, 1300 Seaside Rd SW.Sunset Beach,28468-6143 

YOGTH MBR Reid Kerr, 313 Waterway, Sunset Beach, 28468 

YOGTH MBR Stephanie Christy, 3711 Antelope Tr.Dr.,Wilmington,28409 

ZION Shirley Q. Smith, 1139 Town Creek Rd NE.Leland, 28451 

AT LARGE LAY MEMBERS - 1998 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

DIST.GMW PRES. (SA) Norma Aaron, Box 2070, Seven Lakes, West End,27376 

D1ST.LAY LEADER (SA) Donna Atkins, PO Box 659, Broadway, 27505-0659 

DIST.GMM PRES. (GR) George Avery, Rt. 6 Box 88-C,Kinston,28501 

GEN.CONF.DEL(RA) Becky Balentine, 9817 Oakley Rd,Zebulon,27597-7978 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL (RA) Robbie W. Barrett, PO Box 10955,RaIeigh,27605-0955 

DIST.GMW PRES. (WI) Isobel Beebe, 1499 S. Shore Dr., Southport, 28461 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (RA) Annette Bingham, 3117 Leonard St,RaIeigh,27607-6856 

DIST.GMM PRES. (EC) Barry Breit, 24 Oceanview Loop.Southem Shores,27949 

DIST.GMM PRES. (FA) Jessie Callahan, PO Box 138,Stedman,28391-0138 

DIST.GMW PRES. (EC) Eunice Carraway, 316 Pettigrew Dr.,Plymouth,27962 

DIST.LAY LEADER (RO) Jim Chavis, P O Box 416,Ellerbe,28338 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (RA) Anna G. Collins, 1200 Manchester Dr,Raleigh,27609-5157 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (NB) Frank Cox, 405 E Atlantic Blvd.Atlantic Bch, 285 12-5449 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (RO) .... Mabel Cummings, 209 W. L Moore Rd,Maxton,28364-9107 

DIST.GMW REP. (RM) Joyce Davidson, 512 Darden Ct.Rocky Mount,27804 

DIST.GMW PRES. (GR) Ann Davis, 1101 N. Overlook Dr.,Greenville,27858 

GEN.BRD.CH.& SOCIETY (RA) C. A. Dillon, 925 Vance St,Raleigh,27608-2347 

DIST.LAY LEADER (WI) David Dorsett, 3629 Airport Rd,Southport,28461-8645 

CFA/EPISCOPACY CHAIR (EC) . Cashar W. Evans, 69 Poteskeet Trl.Kitty Hawk,27949-3510 

COSROW CHAIR (RO) Annie L Fairley, PO Box 185,Maxton,28364-0185 

PRISON MIN.CHA1R (DG) Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Track Rd,Raleigh,27614-8703 

GEN.CONF.DEL (RM) Robert C. Frazier, P O Box 457,Bailey,27807-0457 

DIST.GMM PRES. (SA) Gary Frick, 111 Forest Pl.,Aberdeen,28315 

BRD.OF INST.CHAIR (RA) Wilson Hayman, PO Box 10096,Raleigh,27605 

DIST.GMW PRES. (FA) Amy P. Henderson, PO Box 35231,Fayetteville,28303-5305 

GEN.CONF.CHA1R (FA) Gwen Henderson, PO Box 606,Fayetteville,28302-0606 



Lay Members 114 

CONF.RGLES CHAIR (DG) Kyle Hicks, PO Box 1087,Oxford,27565-1087 

DIST.LAY LEADER (RM) Fred M. Hight, 1201 Branch St NW,Wilson,27893-2419 

DIST.C1MW PRES. (GO) Agnes Hinnant, 3309 Millbrook Dr SW,Wilson,27893-9270 

DIST.LAY LEADER (NB) Carol M. Hood, PO Box 246, Trenton, 28585-0246 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (DU) Bernice Johnson, 507 Tuggle St,Durham,27713-1635 

STAFF. REL CHAIR (BCJ) . . . Jane H.Johnson,856 Knollwood Falls Rd,Mebane,27302-9423 

DIST.LAY LEADER (GO) Kenneth Keesee, 209 Larue Cir.,Goldsboro,27534 

DIST.LAY LEADER (EC) Winston King, 4165 Tarkle Ridge Dr., Kitty Hawk,27949 

COMF.LAY LEADER (RO) Robby Lowry, 2056 MC Hwy 710 S.,Rowland,28383-9557 

DIST.UMM PRES. (NB) Ken Lymaster, 197 Galloway Jones Rd,Maysville,28555-9466 

DIST.LAY LEADER (GR) Barbara Matthews, PO Box 935, Robersonville, 2787 1-0935 

COLLEGE INTERIM PRES.(RA) C.Edward Brown,Jr.,501 N Main St, Louisburg, 27549-2335 

DIST.LAY LEADER (DO) Gloria McAuley, 2309 Wintergreen St,Durham,27707-4451 

CONF.GMY PRES. (DG) Albert Meyer, 2804 Coventry Rd,Durham,27707 

GEN.BRD.DISCIPLESHIP (RA) . . . Beth M. Norris, 3625 Alleghany Dr,Raleigh,27609-6309 

CONF. TREASURER (RA) J. Allen Norris, PO Box 10955, Raleigh, 27605-0955 

DIST.UMM PRES. (WI) Buck Norton, 145 Partridge Rd,Wilmington,28412-6819 

COMMGN.ASSOC.DIR. (RA) . . . Wilburn L. Norton, 6352 Deerview Dr,Raleigh,27606-9563 

DIST.GMW PRES. (DU) Paula Pittard, 311 28th St,Butner,27509-2505 

MOV.EXP. CHAIR (GO) . . . Mary Plummer, 2104 Salem Church Rd,Goldsboro,27530-9186 

DIST.UMM PRES. (RM) B. D. Rabil, 204 Dover Rd.Rocky Mount, 27804-2505 

DIST.GMM PRES. (RO) Donald Ranier, 906 Isabelle St,Laurinburg,28352-2838 

DIST.OMW PRES. (RA) Lena Ritchie, 1300 Trailwood Dr,Raleigh,27606-3715 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (NB) Tibbie Roberts, PO Box 3471,Morehead City,28557-4299 

CONF.CJMW PRES. (DCJ) Jeanne Rouse, P O Box 52547, Durham,277 17-2547 

DIST.OMW PRES. (RO) Roberta Scipio, PO Box 447,Lumberton,28359-0447 

DIST.LAY LEADER (BG) Kathryn Self, 5058 S. NC 49,Burlington,27215 

DIST.UMM PRES. (BG) Robert Self, 5058 NC 49 S.,Burlington,27215 

GB HI.ED./CAMPUS MIN.(BCJ) . . Will C.Simpson, 1218 Edgewood Ave, Buri'qtn, 272 15-3641 

DIST.OMW PRES. (NB) Jill Smith, 1780 Asbury Rd.Cove City,28523-9760 

REL.& RACE CHAIR (DG) LaNella Smith, 1001 Calumet Dr,Durham,27704-1664 

DIST.LAY LEADER (RA) Sillar G. Smith, 613 Saint George Rd,Raleigh,27610-3754 

CLERGY LIV. CHAIR (DU) Susan Southern, 1108 W Knox St,Durham,27701-1527 

CONF.CJMM PRES. (BG) Guy Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd,Burlington,27217-7991 

DIST.GMW PRES. (BG) Sonja Tilley,2700 Little River Ch.Rd.Hurdle MilIs.27541-8478 

CAMPING CHAIR (Wl) Jim Van Hook,2230 Charles Paine Dr,Wilm'gtn,28412-7193 

DISTGMM PRES. (GO) Steve Walker, 113 Kelly Dr,Goldsboro,27530-7920 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL. (WI) James Wall, 2163 Boones Neck Rd SW, Supply, 28462-6221 

DLACONAL MINISTERS - 1998 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

DIACONAL MINISTER (WI) Alice Arledge, 206 Braxlo Lane,Wilming_ton,28409 

RETIRED DEACONNESS (FA) Bernice Ballance.POBox 247,Lillington,27546-0247 

DIACONAL MINISTER (RA) .... Margaret Anne Biddle.POBox 10917,Raleigh,27605-0917 

DIACONAL MINISTER (BG) Juanita Bryant, 234 NE 5th Terr.,Delray Beach,33444 

DIACONAL MINISTER (RA) Betty Ann Buckley, 1901 Ridge Rd,Ral,27607 

RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (RM) . . . Laura Davenport, 109 Whitehead Ave NE, Wilson, 27893 

RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (RA) Robert H.Garrison,3724 Carnegie Ln,Raleigh,27612 

RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (BG) Irene Gattis, 585 Gilmore Rd.Chapel Hill,27516 

RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (NB) .... Marilyn Johnson, 1408 Kimberly Rd,New Bem,28562 

DIACONAL MINISTER (DG) Amy Lynn Kelley,4471 Salem Ch.Rd.Haw River,27258 

DIACONAL MINISTER (RA) Alice Kunka,204 Birkhaven Dr.Cary, 2751 1-8943 

DLACONAL MINISTER (RA) Kimberly Lamb, 4801 Six Forks Rd,Raleigh,27609-5205 

DIACONAL MINISTER (RA) .... Rebecca Ule, 100 College Circle,Swannanoa,28779-2002 
DIACONAL MINISTER (RA) .... Sue Ellen Nicholson, 6103 River Lake Cir.,Raleigh,27604 
RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (DG) . . Tacoma F. O'Connor, 1432 Kirkwood Dr,Durham,27705 

DIACONAL MINISTER (DG) Susan Parker,3002 Hope Valley Rd,Durham,27707 

DIACONAL MINISTER (SA) David Sluder,630 Emmas Grove Rd,Fletcher,28732 

RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (RO) Wanda Gail Walker,344 Raleigh St,Hamlet,28345 

RETIRED DIACONAL MIN. (RO) Leslie Womack, 10760 Taylor Rd.Laurinburg, 28352 

DIACONAL MINISTER (BG) Anna Gail Workman,2114 CIS Hwy 70,Mebane, 27302 



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117 Conference Program 

1998 ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAILY AGENDA 

ALL GOD'O CHILDREN 

As a response to the Bishops' Initiative on Children and 
Poverty, these days of Annual Conference will focus upon the 
theme. "All God's Children." May we remember that we are all 
God's children as we sing and celebrate, set apart persons for 
particular ministry, and make important decisions together. 

Through these days together, may everu congregation be 
inspired to become "A Church for All God's Children. May we 
grow in hospitality to all God's people, departing ready to extend 
a holy welcome to those nearby in our neighborhoods but outside 
the community of faith. 

In the year ahead, may the Holy Spirit make us eager to 
communicate and live the gospel of Jesus Christ with all children 
and the poor. 

Thursday Evening, June 11, 1998 

7:00 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ALL CLERGY IN FULL CONNECTION 

Reeves Auditorium, Methodist College 
Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider 
Opening Hymn (553) - And Are We Yet Alive 

WORSHIP SERVICE 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider/Bishop Alfred L. Norris, Preacher 

Word of Challenge Bishop Edwards 

Passing of the Character of the Clergy 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry Roger V. Elliott 

Closing Hymn 
Benediction 



Friday Morning, June 12, 1998 

10:00 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE COMMUNION SERVICE 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Celebrant/Bishop Alfred L. Norris, Preacher 

Friday Afternoon, June 12, 1998 

1 :25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Plenary Session 

Calling the Conference to Order Bishop Edwards 

State of the Church Address Bishop Edwards 

Organization of the Conference 

1 . Roll Call and Motions of Order James L Bryan 

2. Committee on Conference Rules J. Alexander Maultsby III 

Task Force on Bishops' Initiative on Children & Poverty . . Paula & Tom Dille 
Saturday Run/Walk Orientation Randall G. Maynard 



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"A Good News Moment" Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying 

Lord, listen to your children praying, 

Lord, send your spirit in this place; 

Lord, listen to your children praying, 
Send us love, send us pow'r, send us grace. 

Task Force on Conference Structure Robby Lowry 

Conference Council on Ministries Hope Morgan Ward 

Conference Committee on Nominations Hope Morgan Ward 

Board of Ordained Ministry Roger V. Elliott 

Recognition of Extension Ministries Roger V. Elliott 

Task Force on Full Connection Requirements Milton H. Gilbert 

Committee on Salary Structure Robert E. Bergland 

Introduction to Council on Finance and 

Administration Report Cashar W. Evans, Jr., J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference Report 1 Alan P. Swartz 

"A Good News Moment" Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying 

Commission on Laity Robby Lowry 

4:30 p.m. (Order of the Day) 

"REJOICE IN GOD'S SAINTS" CELEBRATION Bishop Edwards 

LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD Robby Lowry 

Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting 

Awards of Excellence in Youth Ministry 

College Scholarship Awards 

Outstanding Christian Education Award 

Accessibility Grant 

Christian Unity Award 

The Crum Award for Prophetic Ministry 

Significant Effort to Improve Race Relations Awards 

Saints of God Stewardship Award 

Key Taylor Town and Country Mission Award 

Society of St. Andrew Awards 

Evangelism Church of the Year Award 

Presentation of Charters to New Congregations 
Closing Hymn 
Benediction 



Friday Evening, June 12, 1998 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Theme - Reshaping the Church fo be Among "the Least of These" 
A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTS MINISTRY 

"Presented, Ordained, and Sent Forth for Service" 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider/Bishop Alfred L Norris, Assisting 

Dr. Eddie Fox, Preacher 

(See Worship Bulletin) 



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Saturday Morning, June 13, 1998 

7:30 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION IN HENSDALE CHAPEL 

Sally G. Bates, Leader 

7:30 a.m. RUN/WALK FOR HUNGER/HUMAN NEED 

Randall G. Maynard, Coordinator 

9:30 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

MORNING WORSHIP 
Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider/Dr. Eddie Fox, Preacher 

Duke Divinity School L. Gregory Jones 

Congregational Development Policy 

Recommendations David E. Brownlee 

"A Good Mews Moment" Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying 

Committee on Special Conference Funds H. Gray Southern 

Brief Recess 

1 1 :00 a.m. (Order of the Day) 

ALL SAINTS CELEBRATION - MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider/Dean L. Gregory Jones, Preacher 
(See Worship Bulletin) 

12:00 Noon (Order of the Day) 

Adjournment for Board of Pensions Luncheon for Retirees 



Saturday Afternoon, June 13, 1998 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

The North Carolina Conference Partners in Caring Jerry T. Smith 

Celebration of Clergy Life 

Joint Committee on Disability Charles L Pollock 

Commission on Equitable Compensation Robert E. Bergland 

Clergy Living Committee Susan Southern 

Clergy Moving Expense Committee Mary Plummer 

Clergy Retiree Recognition Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 

Board of Pensions Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 

The Gnited Methodist Publishing House Lou Braswell Jennings 

Insurance Committee H. Gray Southern 

Conference Statistician George D. Speake 

Committee on Resolutions and Reference Report 2 Alan P. Swartz 

Conference Board of Trustees William C. Simpson, Jr. 

Council on Finance and Administration Report and 

Decision on Budget Cashar W. Evans, Jr. 

Committee on Episcopacy Cashar W. Evans, Jr. 

Closing Hymn 
Benediction 



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Saturday Evening, June 13, 1998 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Theme - Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ with All God's Children 
CELEBRATION OF ALL GOD'S CHILDREN 

"Informed, Inspired, and Energized for Christ's Mission" 

Ms. Rebekah Carpenter, Performing Artist 
(with Children and Youth from across our Conference) 

CAMPING JUBILEE SOCIAL 

(At the Fountain outside Reeves Auditorium) 
Ice Cream - Lemonade - Music - Singing 



Sunday Morning, June 14, 1998 

7:30 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION IN HENSDALE CHAPEL 

Jeffrey D. Arthurs, Leader 

8:25 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

"A Good Mews Moment" Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying 

Task Force on Older Adult Ministries J. Conrad Glass, Jr. 

Methodist Retirement Homes Reginald W. Ponder 

Project AGAPE Bruce E. Stanley 

"A Good News Moment" Hymn: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying 

Peru Covenant Mark W. Wethington 

Committee on Minutes Gayla G. Estes 

Special Recognitions Bishop Edwards 

9:30 a.m. (Order of the Day) 

"Design for Inclusiveness" LaNella Smith 

Brief Recess 

Organist for Plenary Sessions - Kevin Kerstetter, member, St. Mark's CMC, Raleigh 

10:30 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE LOVE FEAST 
The Reverend Margaret Saunders, Presider 



Sunday Afternoon, June 14, 1998 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Theme - Proclaiming God's Good News in Word and Deed 
A CELEBATION OF CHRISTS MINISTRY 

"Consecrated and Ordained for Proclamation" 

Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Presider/Bishop Alfred L. Norris, Assisting 

Dr. Eddie Fox, Preacher 

(See Worship Bulletin) 

Fixing of Appointments and Sending Forth Bishop Edwards 

Closing Hymn (672) - God Be With You Till We Meet Again 

Benediction 

Adjourn 



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Marion M. Edwards 
Raleigh Area Bishop 



James L. Bryan 
Conference Secretary 



Alfred L. Norris, Sr. Rebekah Carpenter 

NW Texas/N.Mexico Bishop Guest Speaker 



Rodney G. Hamm 
Burlington DS Host 




H. Eddie Fox 
Guest Speaker 




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L. Gregory Jones Tryon D. Lancaster Carrie W. Parrish 

Duke Divinity School Dean Co-chairs, Methodist College Entertainment Committee 



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RULES OF ORDER AND PROCEDURE 

Section I: Rules of Order 

1 . Robert's Rules of Order shall apply to any situation not covered by these rules. 

2. A member may speak out only once on any one motion until all who desire to speak 
have done so; and then he/she may speak only one additional time. 

3. The chairperson of an agency (or someone designated by him/her) shall be allowed to 
speak last on his/her report even though the previous questions have been ordered. 

4. Speeches shall be limited to five (5) minutes except by consent of the Conference. 

5. If any part of these rules conflict with The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 
Church, the Discipline shall prevail. 

6. The Rules of Order and Procedure for the North Carolina Annual Conference of The 
United Methodist Church shall apply to the Annual Conference as regularly scheduled 
and to all called sessions of the Conference. 

Section II: Voting 

1 . Voting shall be by "yes or no" or by a "show of hands" or by "standing" at the discretion 
of the chair. 

2. A count vote may be ordered or called by any member of the Conference supported 
by one-fifth (1/5) of the members present and voting. The results of a count vote shall 
be printed in the Journal. The chair may call for a count vote if he/she is in doubt as 
to the outcome of the vote. 

3. All votes shall be cast in the bar of the Conference. The bar of the Conference shall be 
determined by the Conference at the beginning of the first session. 

Section ID: Election of Delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences 

1. The election of clerical delegates shall be by secret ballot. (Each person eligible to vote 
shall indicate his/her choice of names for the places ordered by the chair on the secret 
ballot without prior nomination, with balloting to continue until a majority is received 
by sufficient persons to fulfill the needed number of delegates.) 

2. a. Any lay person who is a member of The United Methodist Church of the North 

Carolina Conference who wishes to be a nominee may submit a resume, not to 
exceed 200 words. Resumes may also be submitted on behalf of a prospective 
nominee. 

b. Consent of the nominee should be obtained after the nominee has been informed 
of the duties of a delegate. 

c. Any lay member of the Church may be voted for whether a resume is submitted 
or not. 

d. Resumes should be mailed to the Conference lay leader by April 1 of the year 
prior to the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences. 

e. The list of nominees and their resumes will be prepared and distributed by the 
Conference Board of Lay Life and Work at the District Briefings or be mailed with 
the Book of Reports. 

f. The election of lay delegates shall be by secret ballot as above. Electors may vote 
for any eligible person, whether nominated as above or not. 

3. All votes shall be cast upon the official ballots authorized by the Conference. 

4. Ballots shall be numbered consecutively and only ballots with the number announced 
by the chair shall be valid. Defaced ballots will not be valid. (If a member defaces a 
ballot, he/she may exchange it for a new one at the secretary's desk.) 

5. Each member will place his/her own ballot in the ballot box held by a teller. 

6. Different colored ballots will be provided for lay and clerical members. 

7. The names of persons receiving less than ten votes shall not be reported to the 
Conference. 

8. Five alternates to Jurisdictional Conference shall be elected. 

9. A ballot will be considered invalid in the following cases: 

a. Any electronic ballot which is not marked clearly and darkly with a number 2 lead 
pencil. (Any the scanner will not read.) 

b. More or less than the maximum number of votes permitted on that particular 
ballot. 

c. Voting for a person already elected. 

d. Voting for someone not eligible. 

e. Voting twice for the same person. 
Section IV: Conference Structure 

1. The Bishop and Cabinet shall determine the size of and nominate the members of all 
Boards, Agencies, Commissions, and Committees authorized by the General 
Conference, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, and this Conference, except 
in those cases where the Discipline or the Annual Conference directs otherwise. 



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Near the end of each quadrennium, the heads of all Boards, Agencies, Commissions, 

and Committees shall submit a list of qualified, suggested nominees to the Bishop and 

the Cabinet for their consideration in the formation of new Boards, Divisions, 

Commissions, and Committees. 

Recommendations and nominations shall be subject to the approval of the Annual 

Conference. 

a. At the beginning of each quadrennium all Boards, Agencies, Commissions, and 
Committees shall elect their officers only after all their members have been 
notified of the organizational meeting. A member of the Cabinet or the 
Conference Staff (designated by the Cabinet) shall serve as the convening officer 
for the organizational meeting. 

b. All elections in the Boards and Agencies of the Morth Carolina Annual Conference 
shall be by written, secret ballot of those present and eligible to vote. Nominations 
from the floor may be made. 

c. The presiding Bishop shall be requested to announce the Cabinet assignments 
to the various Boards and Agencies at some point during the Annual Conference. 

d. Tenure for membership for all persons on boards, agencies, commissions, and 
committees shall be eight years. 

e. At the end of each quadrennium, an item of business at the annual conference 
shall be the presentation of awards to retiring chairpersons, staff members, and 
such other persons as the board/agency desires to recognize. At this session 
"personal privilege" will not be allowed for plaque presentations. 

The membership is to be as outlined in the complete Lay/Clergy Equalization Plan 

found in the latest Journal. 

The Conference structure shall be as determined by the charter of the Conference 

Council on Ministries. In addition there shall be a coordinator of ministerial 

relations/administrative assistant to the bishop with such duties and responsibilities as 

determined by the Annual Conference or assigned by the presiding bishop. 

The Secretary: The secretary of the Annual Conference shall be elected quadrennially, 

at the first session of the Conference after the meeting of the General Conference; and 

on nominations arising from the floor. 

a. The position of Conference Secretary shall be continued on a part-time basis with 
adequate funding provided. 

b. The responsibilities of the Conference Secretary shall be defined as follows: 

1) To fulfill the duties and functions of the Conference Secretary as adopted by 
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. 

2) To edit the Conference Journal. 

3) And such other duties as are stipulated by the Annual Conference. 

a) Provides for the Local Entertainment Committee any necessary 
information pertinent to Conference entertainment, and to provide the 
names and addresses of all persons (guests, delegates, and reserves) 
to be invited and entertained, including early arrivals. 

b) Provides member registration cards with complete information, by 
districts, 

c) Serves as a member of the Annual Conference Program Committee 
and responsible for the printing and the distribution of the Conference 
Program as planned by the Bishop and the Program Committee, also 
the Book of Recommendations, 

d) Serves as chairman of the Annual Conference Committee on Memoirs 
and is responsible for the compiling and the printing of the memoirs 
and the Memorial Service as prepared by the Bishop and the Memoirs 
Committee, 

e) Arranges with the Local Entertainment Committee plans for all special 
luncheons or banquets, 

f) Provides a packet for each member with necessary materials, including 
name tags, 

g) Responsible for proper preparation of ordination credentials and other 
documents, and securing the class photos, 

h) Provides necessary office equipment and supplies during Annual 
Conference for the following offices: Bishop, Conference Secretary, 
Cabinet, Cabinet Secretary, Conference Statistician, Treasurer, and 
Gnited Methodist information, 
i) Nominates secretarial staff, assigns and supervises their work, 
j) Compiles list of lay delegates and reserves for Journal, 



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k) Serves as editor of Conference Journal with responsibility for printing 

and distribution, 
I) Keeps accurate alphabetical and chronological rolls of ministers, 

including career records, widows and children of ministers, 
m) Provides required statistical information for General Church Agencies, 
n) Serves as Conference archivist and custodian of historical artifacts and 

information of antecedent conferences, 
o) Receives and retains surrendered credentials. 

c. The position of Conference Secretary shall be limited by a tenure of eight years, 
effective at the beginning of the 1972-1973 Conference Year. 

d. Proper provision shall be made in The United Methodist Building in Raleigh for 
the protection and the preservation of all records, historical data, etc. of the North 
Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and (and any antecedent 
conferences) dating prior to the Union of 1939 now being held by the Conference 
Secretary and the Conference Statistician. 

e. Assistant Secretaries: The Secretary shall nominate his/her assistants and the 
Conference shall elect. 

f. Conference Stenographers: The Conference Secretary shall employ the 
Conference stenographers. 

8. The Conference Statistician: 

a. The position of Conference Statistician shall be continued on a part-time basis 
with those duties stipulated by The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 
Church, with adequate funding provided. 

b. The position of Conference Statistician shall be limited by a tenure of eight years, 
effective at the beginning of the 1972-1973 Conference Year. 

9. Compensation: The Council on Finance and Administration shall determine, subject 
to the approval of the Conference, the compensation given officers for their services 
and also, the method and amount for meeting expenses of said officers. The 
Conference treasurer shall pay these amounts. 

1 0. The Conference Lay Leader: The Conference Lay Leader shall be elected quadrennially, 
at the first session of the Annual Conference following General Conference on 
nomination by the Bishop and Cabinet and the Executive Committee of the Board of 
Laity. Should the vacancy occur at any other time it would be filled by the same 
procedure. The Conference Lay Leader shall serve as the chairperson of the Board of 
Laity. 

1 1 . Committees and Boards: 

a. The Conference Board of Trustees shall meet periodically at times and places 
designated by the Board at least twice a year. The annual meeting shall be held 
either at Annual Conference or within 30 days prior thereto. 

b. There shall be a Program Committee of the Conference consisting of the resident 
Bishop, the Conference secretary, the host district superintendent, the chairperson 
of Local Committee on Entertainment, the Conference lay leader, the Conference 
president of the UMM, UMW, the UMY, and the director of the Conference Council 
on Ministries. They shall determine the compensation and expense for invited 
speakers and this shall be paid from the Conference expense fund. 

c. There shall be an Entertainment Committee composed of three ministers and 
three laypersons. The Committee shall be elected at the session of the Annual 
Conference after the meeting of the General Conference. The Committee shall 
receive invitations and recommend to the Annual Conference the place and 
method of entertaining the Annual Conference. A local church or other institution 
may host the Annual Conference upon acceptance of the invitation of the Annual 
Conference. 

1) When no invitation has come from the local church or other institution, the 
Annual Conference will be held at Methodist College and North Carolina 
Wesleyan College on alternating years (held at Methodist College until 
Wesleyan has an auditorium). 

2) The Cabinet will designate a district each year on a rotating basis as the 
host district (when the Conference is held at Methodist College and North 
Carolina Wesleyan College) which will be responsible for ushers, flowers, and 
other related items of hospitality. 

d. There shall be a Committee on Memoirs composed of the Conference secretary, 
and the district superintendents. They are charged with the responsibility of 
providing for all details of the memorial service. The Conference secretary shall 
serve as its chairperson. 



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e. There shall be a Committee on Daily Minutes elected each year to examine the 
daily minutes of the sessions of the Conference and report to the Conference. 

f. There shall be a Committee on Appeals appointed quadrennially, composed of 
five members whose duties shall be to hear appeals from the decisions of the 
several District Boards of Church Location and Buildings, or any other questions 
that may properly come before it. 

g. There shall be a Committee on Rules which shall provide to the Conference a 
document of Rules of Order and Procedure and the policies and standing rules 
and structure that the Conference from time to time shall adopt for its 
functioning. This document shall be presented to each Annual Conference. 

h. There shall be constituted a Committee on Courtesies and Introductions annually, 

at the first session of the Conference, 
i. There shall be a Committee on Resolutions and Reference which shall schedule 
all resolutions for consideration by the Annual Conference, including resolutions 
from boards and agencies printed in The Conference Program, Recom- 
mendations and Reports. This scheduling will not constitute a recommendation 
for approval, disapproval or referral of such a resolution. Any resolution not in 
Conference publications will be reviewed by this committee, which shall 
recommend to the Annual Conference approval, disapproval, or referral to another 
board or agency. With each report the committee shall state the rationale for the 
recommendation, 
j. There shall be a North Carolina Conference Board of Institutions, Inc. which shall 
have the responsibility, upon consultation with the Conference Commission on 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry, the Conference Commission on Health 
and Human Services, or the North Carolina United Methodist Commission on 
Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Inc., as appropriate, for nominating and electing 
forty (40) percent of all voting members of each of the boards of trustees of the 
affiliated institutions with the exception of The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 
The North Carolina Annual Conference shall elect the trustees of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference Board of Institutions, Inc. in staggered four-year 
terms. (See 1992 Journal, page 320.) 

12. No person may serve on more than one board of trustees of an institution to which 
trustees are elected by the Conference. 

Section V: Financial Administration 

1. The Conference treasurer and all others receiving and disbursing funds from our 
Conference shall be required to make audited statements annually, and to print the 
same in the Journal. 

2. The Council on Finance and Administration shall present the budget for adoption by 
the Annual Conference only after all other committees, commissions, boards, and 
agencies having claims on the budget have presented their report. 

3. Each district superintendent shall furnish the Conference treasurer as early as possible 
following the completion of the Charge Conferences an official copy of the amounts 
budgeted by each local church for Conference apportionments; and a schedule of 
salaries of clergy as budgeted shall be sent to the presiding bishop. 

Section VI: Reports, Resolutions, Motions, and Amendments to Reports 

1. All reports, recommendations, and resolutions to be included in the Book of 
Recommendations shall be sent to the Conference secretary, typewritten or in some 
other form acceptable to the Conference secretary, on or before the date approved for 
such by the Council on Ministries and published in the Conference calendar. 

2. Resolutions presented to the Annual Conference, other than those printed in 
conference publications, shall be submitted in writing to the Conference secretary and 
the chairperson of the Committee on Resolutions and Reference 30 days prior to the 
opening of Annual Conference, to allow review by the secretary and Resolutions 
Committee, and by all members of the Conference. A resolution is considered 
"presented" to the Annual Conference when it is distributed in Conference publications 
or distributed to members on the floor of the Annual Conference after authorization by 
the Conference secretary and chairperson of the Resolutions Committee. The expense 
for distributed copies shall be borne by the agency or person originating the resolution, 
and all copies distributed shall indicate the source of the resolution. No resolution shall 
be voted on unless it has been presented at least 24 hours in advance, and no 
resolution or revised resolution shall be distributed later than the second night of the 
Annual Conference session. All resolutions shall be referred to the Resolutions 
Committee, and this Committee shall report to the Annual Conference daily. 



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3. Motions presented to the Annual Conference and amendments to motions shall be in 
writing and placed in the hands of the Conference secretary prior to or when presented 
or immediately following. 

4. Any report, recommendation, resolution, or motion requiring funding over and beyond 
the Conference budget as presented by the Council on Finance and Administration 
shall be submitted in writing to the Conference secretary with copies for all the lay and 
clergy members of the Conference. Such report, recommendation, resolution, or 
motion shall be presented to the Annual Conference on one day and considered the 
next day. No such report, recommendation, resolution, or motion shall be distributed 
later than the second night of the Conference. All such reports, recommendations, 
resolutions, or motions shall be referred to the Conference Council on Finance and 
Administration. 

Section VD: Pastor's Report to the Annual Conference - Statistics 

1. Final remittances for the current calendar year shall be made to the Conference 
Council on Finance and Administration. 

2. Each table of the report shall be filled out by individual churches. 

3. Table II shall be made out in even dollars only. 

4. Tables I and II shall be printed in the Conference Journal with individual church reports 
and charge totals as compiled by the Conference statistician from the pastor's reports. 

Section VIII: The Conference Journal 

1 . The Conference secretary shall be charged with the responsibility of editing and making 
contracts for the publication of the Conference Journal, in keeping with regulations of 
the General Conference and of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. The editor 
shall have full authority to condense reports, memoirs, and other papers when 
necessary. 

2. One complimentary copy of the Conference Journal shall be sent to each of the 
following: the Conference claimants, lay members of the Conference boards, the 
educational and church-related institutions of the North Carolina Conference, and lay 
members of the Annual Conference. The Conference secretary shall have discretionary 
authority to send copies to such other institutions and agencies of the General Church 
as he/she may deem advisable. Three copies shall be sent to each pastor without 
charge. All other copies shall be sold at $10.00 each. Monies accruing from the sale 
of the Journal shall be deposited with the Conference treasurer and credited to the 
Journal Account. 

3. That the Conference shall publish a one volume Journal of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference each year. 

Section DC: Districts 

1 . The number of districts shall be twelve. 

2. Any motion to change the number of districts must be presented in writing, and must 
be considered no sooner than the day following its introduction. Any change in the 
number of districts shall be approved at one annual conference to take effect at the 
next annual conference. 

3. A district conference may be held annually in each district. 

4. The district president, sub-district presidents, and the local church presidents of the 
United Methodist Youth Fellowship shall be delegates to the District Conference, in 
addition to those named by the 1 972 Discipline. 

5. The district lay leaders shall be elected annually by the Annual Conference on 
nomination of the district superintendent and the Conference lay leader. 

Section X: Displays at the Annual Conference 

Display tables and similar matters shall be allocated by the Conference secretary only to 

those agencies directly related to or a part of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

Section XI: Amendments 

These rules of order and procedure may be amended by a two-thirds vote on the next day 

after a proposed amendment has been presented in writing. 

Section XD: When the Rules Become Effective 

These rules of order and procedure of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall become 

effective immediately upon passage by the vote of the majority of the Conference. 

Kyle Hicks, Chairperson 
James L. Bryan, Secretary 



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JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 
(Daily Minutes) 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 

OF THE 1998 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Thursday, June 1 1, 1998 

Executive Session for All Clergy: Bishop Marion M. Edwards called the 1 73 rd session 
of the Annual Conference to order at 7:00 p.m. The Bishop reviewed the disciplinary 
requirements and purpose for the session. The Bishop announced that he would call the 
clergy together again on November 9 th for a Bishop's Day Apart. 

The Bishop explained that the reason for the current weekend format was to recognize 
the special needs of the laity, and to open the Conference to a wider variety of lay 
participation. The Bishop requested that the clergy remain at Conference through the fixing 
of the appointments. The Bishop also explained the need and requirement for all clergy to 
attend the sexual ethics workshops in their districts. The Bishop described the seriousness 
of this issue for the church. The Bishop exhorted all clergy to be considerate of those with 
differing views on the issue of ministering to persons of homosexual orientation. He asked 
for an honest and open debate, based on conviction, without cliches and labels. 

The Bishop welcomed Bishop Alfred Lloyd Morris, Sr., episcopal leader of the 
Northwest Texas and New Mexico Conferences. Bishop Edwards invited Bishop Norris to 
address the Executive Session. Bishop Norris emphasized the importance of preaching the 
Word and not letting other duties of pastoral leadership interfere. He said that preachers are 
to be relevant to the needs of the people in their preaching. 

Following Bishop Norris's sermon, Bishop Edwards asked the clergy to respond with 
the "Affirmation" from 1 Corinthians 15:1-6 and Colossians 1:15-20. The clergy members 
then sang "Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove," a hymn for preachers by Charles 
Wesley. 

The Bishop instructed the Executive Session regarding voting privileges. 

Motion: The Bishop requested that a motion be made to allow attendance by non- 
clergy guests of the Executive Session. The motion was voiced by several and seconded in 
the same way. The vote was taken and the motion was approved. 

Passing of the Character of the Clergy: Bishop Edwards asked the District 
Superintendents to stand and declared them blameless in character and administration of 
their duties. The Executive Session passed the character of the District Superintendents. 

The District Superintendents were called upon to pass the character of the clergy in 
their respective districts. A complaint has been filed against an elder of the Rocky Mount 
District. The Bishop has decided not to refer the matter for investigation at this time, and 
the District Superintendent reported nothing further against the clergy of the Rocky Mount 
District. All District Superintendents reported nothing against the clergy of their respective 
districts. The Bishop called for passing of the official and moral conduct of clergy by the 
Executive Session. It was approved and Bishop Edwards declared that the character of the 
clergy had been passed. 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry: Roger Elliott, Chairperson of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry, thanked the members of the board for their faithful work, especially the 
work of Robbie Barrett, Belton Joyner, and Susan Pate Greenwood. Elliott explained the 
difficulty of making adjustments caused by new legislation. Lay members of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry were present and voting for the first time on the character and issues of 
clergy. 

Elliott presented the Board of Ordained Ministry Report. The Executive Session was 
directed to page 3. Elliott noted that as a result of the ruling by the Judicial Council, a 
Master of Divinity is no longer required for a member in full connection. Elliott made the 
nominations of Susan C. Lindblade and Kermit L. Braswell to the Board of Managers of the 
Pastors' School for the Class of 2002. The Bishop asked for an endorsement of the 
nominees by the Executive Session and they were endorsed. The nominations to the 
Administrative Review Committee also were approved by the Executive Session. 

Elliott referred to Question 33, "Who are elected as deacons in full connection?" These 
persons are under the transitional provisions for diaconal ministers. Each candidate was 
asked to stand before the Executive Session. The Bishop asked the candidates the Historic 
Questions. Each responded appropriately. The Bishop asked if the body had any questions 
for the candidates. The Bishop called for a show of hands, and the candidates were 
approved by the required % majority vote. The members of the session rose to sing, "I Am 
Thine, O Lord." 

Elliott referred to Question 27, "Who are elected as associate members?" The session 
was asked to approve the qualifications of Shirley Acker Ward for inclusion on the list of 



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candidates for election as an associate member. She was approved. Elliott called the 
candidates' names for associates and full connection as listed under Questions 27, 32.c, 
34.a, and 35 to come forward. Elliott noted the deletion of James Olen Murphy, Jr. 
(Question 35) from the list until the following year at Murphy's request. The candidates were 
presented to the Bishop, who in turn asked the candidates the Historic Questions. Each 
responded appropriately. The Bishop called for their election and they were approved by the 
required 2/3 vote. The members of the session stood and sang 'This Is the Day the Lord 
Has Made." The Bishop prayed for the session and for those elected to ordination. 

Elliott directed the Executive Session to Question 19 to those listed as receiving a 
certificate of candidacy. Elliott thanked those on the committee for their good work. He 
proceeded to review corrections to the report. 

Those listed in Questions 24 & 25 were presented for election. The Bishop called for 
their election, and they were approved. Those listed in Question 26 required a 2/3 vote. The 
Bishop called for their election and they were approved. 

Candidates for election to probationary membership under Question 29 were 
presented to the session. The Bishop called for the session to welcome the candidates by 
electing them to probationary membership and they were elected. An elder asked if the 
candidates should be asked the Historic Questions. The Bishop explained that candidates 
for probationary membership are not examined at this time, but shall be in due course. 

Elliott requested a vote on those listed under Question 21. A majority vote was 
required. The Bishop called for a vote on the candidates and they were approved. William 
Howard Altman, Jr. was approved for readmission as a probationary member under 
Question 36. Carl Edward Settle was readmitted under Question 37 as a member in full 
connection. 

James Olen Murphy was deleted from the list under Question 42. The Bishop called 
for election of those listed under Questions 41 and 42 respectively, and they were elected. 
William Joseph Stallings was approved under Question 43. 

Charles Lynn Aaron, Jr. was deleted from the list under Question 45. Elliott called for 
approval of Question 46, to discontinue Benjamin Earl Nelms as probationary member, and 
it was approved. Elliott noted that under Question 50. b, William Edward Privette and 
Kendall Jay Guthrie had surrendered their credentials as ordained clergy. The Bishop called 
for the approval of their termination from Conference membership. Their termination under 
honorable conditions was approved. 

The members rose in recognition of clergy and clergy spouses who had died since our 
last session (Question 51). Catherine Mable Murdock Thompson was added to Question 
51e. Following the reading of their names, the Bishop offered a memorial prayer. 

Gnder Question 52, Peter G. Singletary was added to the list. Kendall Jay Guthrie was 
removed from Question 53a. Stephen Floyd Swartz-Strock and Geiselle Thompson received 
the 2/3 vote required for leave greater than five years. Upon vote of the members, clergy 
listed on leave of absence under provisions of Question 53 were approved. Gpon vote of 
the members, clergy listed on family leave under provisions of Question 54 were approved. 
Carol Dell Hayes was approved for sabbatical leave under provision of Question 56. 

Charles Pollock reported for the Committee on Disability. He added the names of 
James Olen Murphy and Stuart Ralph Tucker to Question 57c. The Bishop called for the 
approval of those to be placed on disability, contingent on their fulfillment of their 
administrative requirements. They were approved. 

The Reverend James Coile, Parliamentarian, stated that the Conference must pass on 
their status without contingency. Dr. Belton Joyner explained that the issue had to do with 
the lack of time necessary to fulfill all administrative requirements for the Board of Pensions 
which funds those on disability. To fail to approve them at this time would require the 
Conference to assume fiscal responsibility. They could be approved next year. The Bishop 
explained that the vote we have taken is the exercise of oversight. The Bishop ruled that the 
vote was in order. He asked Coile if he concurred that the vote could stand. Coile agreed 
that the Bishop could certainly allow that. 

The Bishop recognized those retiring or recently retired to stand. He thanked them for 
their years of faithful service. The Bishop asked the Executive Session to grant retired 
relationship to those listed under Questions 58, 59, and 61 and they were approved. 

Clergy listed under Question 77 for appointment to less than full-time service were 
approved. John Eldred Williams was approved separately due to extension beyond the time 
limit. Gpon amendment of the list, clergy appointed to extension ministries under Question 
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Elliott presented the report as amended for adoption and it was adopted. The Bishop 
thanked Elliott and the Board of Ordained Ministry for their support. 

Adjournment: The members of the Executive Session stood and sang "Forth In Thy 
Name, O Lord." James Bryan, Conference Secretary, made announcements. The Bishop 
dismissed the Executive Session with prayer at 9:43 p.m. 

FIRST DAY, MORNING SESSION, Friday, June 12, 1998 

The Communion Sendee: The opening Communion Service began at 10:00 am with 
Bishop Edwards as celebrant and Bishop Alfred L. Norn's preached. The District 
Superintendents were the servers for communion. 

FIRST DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Friday, June 12, 1998 

Plenaiy Session: Bishop Edwards called the Conference to order at 1:22 p.m. for the 
business session of the Annual Conference. 

Organization of the Conference: James Bryan, Conference Secretary, referred to the 
rules, defined the bar of the Conference, and met other administrative requirements. The 
Bishop called for the vote and they were approved. 

The Burlington District served as host to the Annual Conference. Rodney Hamm, 
Burlington District Superintendent, greeted the Annual Conference. Hamm invited the 
Bishop's wife, Linda, to come to the stage to be presented with a corsage. The Edwards 
received the welcome of the Conference. 

The Bishop expressed appreciation to James Bryan, the Conference Secretary, and to 
Evelyn Lane and the entire staff for their work. 

Report of the Committee on Conference Rules: J. Alexander Maultsby III, Vice- 
Chairperson, presented the report of the Committee on Conference Rules. The Bishop 
called for the vote to approve the report and it was approved. 

State of the Church Address: Bishop Marion Edwards delivered his state of the church 
address to the Conference remembering the storms of NC that greeted him and his wife 
two years ago. He encouraged churches to drop racial, economic, and social barriers, and 
to develop a new heart for people. The Bishop stated that each pastor should have a 
working list of prospective members. 

The Bishop called for a re-alignment of the Commission on Congregational 
Development. A qualified director would be appointed annually by the Bishop and the 
Cabinet. The Office of Congregational Development would operate under the auspices of 
the Cabinet and Bishop instead of the Conference Council on Ministries as set forth in 11263 
of the Discipline. Therefore, the Office of Congregational Development would have no 
programming responsibilities. 

The Bishop would like to see five new churches established each year and to see more 
blue "Welcome, The United Methodist Church" signs. He emphasized children's ministries, 
cross-racial appointments, and evangelism. Bishop Edwards would like to receive even more 
than the 800+ (net gain) new members that were received last year. 

Bishop Edwards stated his personal position on homosexuality. He recommended that 
we engage in dialogue on diversity, and to "stay at the table" and in conversation around 
the table. He stated that Jesus and Wesley both urged unity. Bishop Edwards reminded the 
Conference that the Discipline is very clear on the issue of homosexuality, and also that 
every person is a person of worth to our Church. He cautioned that in defending Christ we 
must not deny Christ. Edwards stated that he supports the position of the Church and 
invited the Church to a season of dialogue around our diversity. 

Report of Task Force on Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty: Prior to Carol 
Hayes' introduction of Task Force Chairpersons, Tom and Paula Dille, the Conference sang 
"Jesus Loves the Little Children." Task Force members celebrated various programs local 
churches have implemented to minister to children and the impoverished. These programs 
include daycare, after school programs, Mothers' morning out, Friday night Sunday School 
classes, and other diverse programs for all God's children. Tom and Paula Dille expressed 
their gratitude for the great response of the Conference to this initiative. 

Linda Edwards presented the Dilles with a picture in appreciation of their work and 
wished them well as they move out west. Mrs. Edwards described the Clergy Spouses' 
project of collecting shoes for children in Africa. Centenary in Smithfield collected over 
1,000 pairs of shoes. Mrs. Edwards also announced the silent auction for the doll house 
built by Bob O'Keef. The money raised from the doll house will pay for the shoes to be 
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Sharon Lee presented a canvas tote bag and school kit to Bob O'Keef for the children in 
Africa. A total of 120 canvas tote bags and school kits were collected. 

Orientation of the Run/Walk for Hunger and Human Need: RunAValk Coordinator 
Randy Maynard presented his orientation and promotion of the run/walk for Saturday 
morning. Maynard and Woody Wells presented a humorous skit, in which Wells 
impersonated Bishop Edwards. Maynard presented Bishop Morris with a run/walk t-shirt. 
Last year over $48,000 was raised and the goal for this year is $50,000. 

Good News Moment The Bishop announced the first "Good News Moment" and 
invited Del Lancaster, former camp counselor and son of the Reverend Tryon Lancaster, 
to speak on the Camping Jubilee celebration. Lancaster gave a brief history of the first 50 
years of the four Methodist Camps. He then asked former campers and staffers to stand 
and be recognized. Over $23,000 was raised this year through the Jubilee Offering in 
celebration of 50 years of camping. Lancaster then presented Bishop Edwards a camping 
t-shirt commemorating this Jubilee. Campers from Camp Rockfish led the Conference in 
the singing of "Pass It On." 

Report of the Task Force on Conference Structure: Bishop Edwards asked Conference 
Lay Leader Robby Lowry to present the report of the Task Force on Conference Structure. 
Lowry referred to the report on page 10 of The 1998 Book of Handouts: Nominations and 
Reports. This report represents a three year process of study and self-assessment. The 
Bishop said that this Task Force will continue its work through the quadrennium. 

Report of the Conference Council on Ministries: Conference Council on Ministries 
Executive Director Hope Morgan Ward presented the report. Ward celebrated the 7,150 
baptisms in this Conference. Ward quoted U601 of the 1996 Book of Discipline, "The 
purpose of the Annual Conference is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by equipping the 
local church for ministry and by providing a connection for ministry, all to the glory of God." 
She then reviewed the meaning of that statement of purpose. 

Ward invited the Conference to participate in the Conference EMail usage and to sign 
up while here at Conference. She referred to page 28 of The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports 1998 regarding changes in the charter of the NC 
Conference Council on Ministries. The Conference calendar was presented on pages 31-33. 
The Conference Advance Specials are listed on page 33. The proposed changes will be 
voted upon on Saturday. 

Motion: Ruth Harper Stevens, Dean of the Cabinet, made a motion that "the Annual 
Conference endorse the proposal of the Bishop and Cabinet that the Office of 
Congregational Development be moved from the staff of the Conference Council on 
Ministries to a relationship directly accountable to the Bishop and Cabinet." The motion was 
seconded, and Stevens spoke in favor of the motion. The Bishop opened the floor for 
discussion. James Coile, Parliamentarian, reminded the Bishop that the Conference rules 
require that a proposed change to the structure of the CCOM must remain on the table for 
24 hours before a vote can be taken. 

Motion: William Presnell, Elizabeth City District Superintendent, moved "to suspend the 
rules for the Stevens motion to be voted on." The motion was seconded and supported by 
a 2/3 vote. 

The Stevens motion was reread. The Bishop called for the vote and the motion was 
passed. 

Report of the Conference Committee on Nominations: Hope Morgan Ward presented 
the nominations found on pages 3-4 of the Book of Handouts. The nominations will be 
brought back for approval tomorrow. 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry: Roger Elliott, Chairperson of the Board, 
presented the report and described the role of mentor in the traditional sense. He described 
the work of the board as that of a mentor. 

Recognition of Extension Ministries: Elliott paid tribute to all persons serving in 
extension ministries. Elliott invited those who are involved in extension ministries to stand 
and be recognized. The Conference applauded them. 

Continuation of Report of Ordained Ministry: Elliott made several notations and called 
on Diaconal Ministry Chairperson Denise Waters to present two nominees, Juanita Bryant 
and Betty Ann Buckley, to be approved for consecration as diaconal ministers. Waters 
referred to pages 40-41 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998, 
Division of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries, Board of Ordained Ministries, for revisions. 
Waters made corrections to the Diaconal Ministry report. She asked the body to approve 
these two persons who met the appropriate requirements. They were approved to be 
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Elliott concluded his report by recognizing those who will be going off the Board this 
year. 

Dr. Belton Joyner asked for a vote on leaves of absence for diaconal ministers listed 
as a part of the previous report. The matter requires a vote. The Bishop called for a vote 
and the leaves of absence were approved. 

Report of the Task Force on Full Connection Requirements: Chairperson the Reverend 
Milton Gilbert presented the report. The Task Force examined the Conference's policy of 
requiring a Master of Divinity degree for ordained elders' orders. The 1992 Book of 
Discipline, 11536, stated that an Annual Conference may not subtract from disciplinary 
standards, but may add to them under certain circumstances. Last year, Bishop Edwards 
was asked to rule on the Conference's policy of requiring a Master of Divinity degree as a 
prerequisite for full connection. The Judicial Council ruled the Conference's policy to be 
unconstitutional. While this ruling overrode the primary work of the task force, the Task 
Force still had to study what are the standards to be fulfilled under 11315 of the 1996 Book 
of Discipline. 

Report of the Committee on Salary Structure: Committee on Salary Structure 
Chairperson, Robert E. Bergland, presented the report and described the work of the 14 
person Task Force since last August. He referred to information on page 61 of The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998. Hal Porter, a compensation 
and personnel management consultant, reviewed statistical data related to the 
compensation of the Conference's clergy and district superintendents. Mr. Porter performed 
this service free of charge to the Conference. While the NC Conference minimum salary is 
the second highest in the GS, the district superintendents' salaries are eighth. The task force 
made the recommendation to continue the present formula for district superintendents' 
salaries. This recommendation is found on page 57, Item V, of The Conference Program, 
Recommendations, and Reports 1998. 

Motion: Bergland moved that the "District Superintendents' salaries continue to be set 
by the same formula as in the past. (See 1997 Journal, page 209, Section V.)" The 
question was called, the motion was reread, and the vote was taken. His motion was 
approved. 

Report of Conference Council on Finance and Administration: The Bishop called 
Cashar Evans, President of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration, to 
present the council's report. Evans presented the revised budget sheets previously 
distributed which will be voted on Sunday Morning. Evans explained the composition of the 
CFA. He directed the Conference to pages 46-59. He indicated that a Judicial Council 
ruling required that lines 48 and 54 be separate apportioned items. Evans reported that the 
budget represented a 3.9% increase. 

Evans referred to page 55, Item II1A.2, "A church failing to submit the annual Tables 
I and 11 forms will receive the maximum 15% increase." He also pointed out changes in 
Items IVB and V. Evans indicated that the CFA supports the previous report of the Task 
Force on Salary Structure and the formula that is used to determine the salaries of district 
superintendents. However, due to the fact that CFA is attempting to keep budget increases 
under 4%, they are recommending a 4% rather than 5.8% increase reflective of the overall 
raise in clergy compensation. To use the original formula would have reflected a raise in the 
Conference's budget of 4.1%. 

The Bishop opened the floor for questions. Ray Brooks, First CIMC, Pembroke, spoke 
against the change in Item III. Brooks suggested that the pastor bear the punishment and 
not the church for late reports. The Bishop asked to pull the change in Item III out and vote 
on the balance of the report. 

Motion: Tony Collier, New Hope GMC, (EC), moved "that on page 55, under Item III.2, 
Financial Policies, the new addition be deleted." 

There was a speech against the change in Item III stating it is hard to receive the 
information from the treasurer. Ray Warren, Harbor GMC, raised a question for an exception 
for new churches because of unavailability of data. Evans stated that an exception is in 
order as long as the minister is performing his/her duties. Gregg McGarvey, Homes-Sims 
Charge (RM), spoke for the motion to delete the change in Item III. Susan Pate Greenwood, 
West Nash GMC (RM), spoke for the change and to adopt the report as stated, and make 
exceptions for specific qualified situations. Bill Presnell, Elizabeth City District Super- 
intendent, spoke in favor of the Collier motion, stating that District Superintendents should 
encourage their clergy to complete reports in a timely manner. 

The Bishop asked for a vote on the motion to delete the change in Item III. The 
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Bishop Edwards then called for the Conference to vote on the CFA report, Items III, 
IV, and V. The report was adopted. The budget will be presented to the Annual Conference 
for approval on Sunday. 

Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference: Alan Swartz introduced the 
following seven resolutions to be voted on by the Conference: (1) Resolution on Partial Birth 
Abortion, (2) Resolution on Becoming a Confessing Conference, (3) Resolution on A Call 
to Christian Conference and Conscience: to Listen, to Learn, to Love, (4) Resolution on A 
Healthy Ministry for a Hurting World, (5) Resolution on Support for Bishop Edwards and the 
Cabinet, (6) Resolution for the NC Conference to be a Transforming Conference, (7) 
Resolution with Regard to the Relationship of Camps Don Lee, Chestnut Ridge, and 
Rockfish to the MC Conference of The GMC. These resolutions will be presented for 
approval on Saturday. 

Resolution on Livable Wage: Swartz introduced this resolution to the Conference. 
James Coile, retired, (MB), spoke in favor of the resolution but raised the issue of the 
student pastor's salary. Henry Jarrett, chairperson of Commission on Church and Society, 
(RA), spoke in favor of the resolution. Jimmy Tatum, Smyrna GMC, (SA), raised a question 
about the handouts and when they will be voted on. Helen Williams, lay member of 
Riverdale (IMC, (NB), spoke against the resolution, stating that raising wages is not the 
answer to the problem. She suggested that tax cuts and credits and affordable housing 
would be more advantageous. The Bishop called for a vote to adopt the resolution and the 
resolution passed. 

Swartz presented the Resolution on Condition of Camp Director Housing. Cashar 
Evans, President of CFA, spoke against the resolution and asked that it be referred to CFA 
due to the financial implications of the resolution. The Bishop referred the resolution to CFA 
and asked that they make a recommendation on Saturday. 

Concerning the Resolution on Partial Birth Abortion, the Bishop reminded a conference 
member that all resolutions must lay on the table for 24 hours before being considered 

Motion: Elton Hendricks, Methodist College President, moved that "ail resolutions to 
be considered must be in the hands of the Secretary of the Annual Conference 10 days in 
advance of the opening of the Conference. The resolutions shall be included in the 
registration packets to guarantee that they are in the hands of delegates. No resolution shall 
be voted on until it has been in the hands of delegates as least overnight." The Bishop 
stated that his motion would be an amendment to the Conference rules and therefore must 
be tabled for 24 hours before a vote is taken. 

Peg Witt, Vass-Cameron Charge,(SA), suggested that Alan Swartz also rename all the 
resolutions in order to ensure that the delegates have a copy of each resolution to be 
presented and voted on by the Annual Conference. 

Good News Moment Mr. Gene Eagle, Southport: Trinity, (WI) introduced Alex Akimov, 
a Siberian Russian minister. Reverend Akimov stood and received applause from the 
Conference. Chuck Cook, Trinity GMC, (SA), led the Conference in the singing of "Lord, 
Listen to Your Children Praying." 

The Bishop introduced Jamie Dew from Louisburg College. Dew shared his life story 
with the Conference and what the ministry of Louisburg College means to his life. He was 
greeted with applause. 

Reconsideration of Resolution on Livable Wage: Kathy Dixon, lay member from West 
Orange GMC, moved "to reconsider the previous vote of the Resolution on Livable Wage." 
Bishop Edwards called for the vote to reconsider. Those in favor were asked to stand. The 
Bishop ruled that the majority ruled and the motion passed. Due to the upcoming Order 
of the Day, the Livable Wage Resolution would be revisited Saturday when the other 
resolutions are presented to the Conference. 

Lay Person of the Year Award: Bishop Edwards asked Laity Chairperson Robby Lowry 
to present the Lay Person of the Year Award. The nominees from each district for this year 
were: (BG):Sue Hartnett Harvin from Carrboro GMC; (DG): Mark Galloway from Long 
Memorial GMC in Roxboro; (EC): Eunice Britton Carraway from Plymouth GMC; (GO): 
JoAnn Stroud from Sarecta GMC; (GR): W. Dwight Waters from Asbury GMC; (NB): Betty 
Shields from Trinity GMC; (RA): Helen Little from Home Memorial GMC; (RO): Wade Hunt 
from Prospect GMC; (RM): Dennis Sherrod from Bailey GMC; (SA): Maxine Jones from 
Pittsboro GMC; and (WI): Becky Kirtley from Camp GMC. 

Wade Hunt was this year's recipient of the Lay Person of the Year Award. Ben Rouse, 
Rockingham District Superintendent, and Bill James Locklear, pastor of Prospect GMC, 
escorted Mr. Hunt to the platform to receive the award and the appreciation of the Annual 
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Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting: CCOM Executive Director Hope Morgan 
Ward called Sarah Byrd to present the Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting to six 
troops and packs. Those honored were: Troop 94 of Elizabeth GMC, (GO), Troop 598 of 
Gardner's UMC, (FA), Troop 226 of Wesley Memorial GMC, (Wl), Cub Scout Pack 226 of 
Wesley Memorial GMC, (WI), Cub Scout Pack 23 of Wrightsville Beach GMC, (Wl), and Cub 
Scout Pack 347 of Queen's Creek GMC, (MB). 

Awards of Excellence in Youth Ministry: Byrd presented the Excellence in Youth Ministry 
Award to Orange GMC in Chapel Hill. The youth of the church came forward to receive a 
banner. A plaque will be displayed in the Conference GM Building. 

College Scholarship Awards: Sarah Byrd presented these special awards. The 
Blackburn Scholarship, in honor of Bishop and the late Mrs. Robert M. Blackburn, was 
awarded to Jennifer Spivey, a member of Pine Valley GMC, (WI), who will be attending 
Louisburg College. The Merit Award Scholarship was given to Carey Leigh Ambrose, a 
member of Edenton Street GMC, who will be entering NC Wesleyan College. C. Lane Glaze, 
a member of Front Street GMC and graduate of Wofford College, received The Gnited 
Methodist Foundation Scholarship. He will attend Duke Divinity School in preparation for 
the ordained ministry. 

The Questing for Excellence in Christian Education Award: C. A. Dillon presented the 
Outstanding Christian Education Award to Sharon GMC, (GR). A $200 scholarship was 
awarded to Sharon Church for lay leadership training. 

Christian Unity Award: Dillon presented the Christian Gnity Award for this year to the 
West Sampson Christian Outreach, which is comprised of nine churches. 

The Crum Award for Prophetic Ministry: C. A. Dillon presented the Crum Award for 
Prophetic Ministry, established by Jack and Kay Crum in 1990, to pastors Kevin Baker and 
Larry Johnson of Reconciliation GMC, Durham, in recognition for the work in establishing 
a new multicultural congregation. They received a cash award and a plaque. 

Significant Effort to Improve Race Relations Awards: Dillon presented the Significant 
Effort to Improve Race Relations Award to Eilene Bisgrove and Duke Memorial GMC, (DG). 
They were recognized for their ministry with the West End Community Center. 

Saints of God Stewardship Awards: C. A. Dillon presented the Saints of God Award, 
given by the Gnited Methodist Foundation for outstanding Christian stewardship and service, 
to George Newton, Trinity GMC, (DG). Newton inspires others through his personal 
generosity and endowment of local church ministry, his participation in connectional 
ministries, and his attentive care for those in need, who he seeks out and helps. Then Dillon 
presented to Jim Love, a philanthropist and servant who denies himself to follow Jesus, 
leading Seaside GMC into 36 different ministries of generosity and compassion. 

The Accessibility Grant: Aggie Deese presented the $500 Accessibility Grant this year 
to Lebanon GMC, Mebane, (BG), for the construction of a ramp. 

Key Taylor Town and Country Mission Award: The Key Taylor Town and Country 
Mission Award was presented to St. James GMC, Newport, (NB), and Robert Pullman, 
pastor, for its faithfulness through apportionments, the Rainbow Covenant, and special 
generosity to local and world missions. 

Society of St Andrew Award: Deese presented this award to St. James GMC, (RA), for 
team participation in the Harvest of Hope. The church provided 315 volunteer hours in 27 
gleaning events salvaging 300,000 pounds of produce. 

Evangelism Church of the Year Award: Evangelism Awards were presented to a rural 
and an urban church for excellence in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Aggie Deese 
presented The Outstanding Rural Church of the Year Award to Carr GMC, Mebane, (BG), 
and Marty Cauley, pastor. Carr grew from 9 to 25 worshipers in two years and received 
more members on profession of faith than in any year since 1949! 

The Outstanding Grban Church of the Year Award was presented to St. Matthews 
GMC, (FA), and Susan Lindblade, pastor, for showing a steady 20% growth during the last 
five years and celebrating 7 adult baptisms in the last year. 

Presentation of Charters to New Congregations: Bishop Edwards presented new church 
charters to Sunrise GMC, Holly Springs, (RA), and Gary Allred, pastor; and to Hope GMC, 
(Wl), and Gregory Scott, their new pastor. 

Bishop Edwards congratulated all the award recipients and the Conference sang 
"Rejoice in God's Saints." 

Adjournment: The Bishop reminded the Conference of items to be presented 
tomorrow. Secretary Bryan made announcements. Bishop Edwards dismissed the afternoon 
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FIRST DAY, EVENING WORSHIP SESSION, Friday, June 12, 1998 

A Celebration of Christ's Ministry: Liturgists were Bishops Marion Edwards and Alfred 
Norris, the Reverends Larry Robinson and Faye Rouse. The guest preacher was Dr. H. 
Eddie Fox. The Reverend William J. Weisser was the soloist, and Kevin Kerstetter was music 
director. Local pastors were recognized, and deacons in probationary and associate 
membership were presented by Dr. Roger Elliott for ordination. (For synopsis of the entire 
service see worship bulletin, A Celebration of Christ's Ministry, Friday, June 12, 1998.) 

SECOND DAY, MORNING SESSION, Saturday, June 13, 1998 

Morning Worship: The Bishop opened the morning session with the introduction of 
Dr. Eddie Fox as the preacher for the morning worship. 

Plenary Session: Bishop Edwards called the Conference to order for the morning's 
business at 10:30 a.m. 

Report of Duke Divinity School: Bishop Edwards introduced the Dean of Duke Divinity 
School, Dr. Greg Jones, and invited him to speak on behalf of the Divinity School. Jones 
brought greetings from the school and announced that Charles Michael Smith has been 
appointed as a Trustee to Duke University. Jones assured the continuation of a positive 
relationship between the Divinity School and the Conference. 

Report of Commission on Congregational Development: The Bishop asked 
Congregational Development Chairperson Reverend David E. Brownlee to present the 
report. Brownlee referred to pages 91-93 of The Conference Program, Recommendations 
and Reports 1998. 

Amendment: Ruth Harper Stevens, Wilmington District Superintendent, proposed an 
amendment to page 93, Section 1II.B.1 of The Conference Program, Recommendations 
and Reports 1998: "The minimum number of full members required for the initiation of a 
Constituting Conference (11263) and organization of a local CIM church in the NC 
Conference shall be one hundred and one (101) persons." She moved to change the 
number from 125 to 101. 

Brownlee replied that the original number should stand. The Bishop called for a vote, 
and the Stevens amendment passed. 

Brownlee proposed the adoption of the revised report as a whole and it was approved. 

Good News Moment Bishop Edwards called for "A Good News Moment" by welcoming 
Susan Pinnock, a lay person from Camp GMC, Shallotte, (WI), who spoke of the success 
of the Communities in Schools Organization. 

Report of the Committee on Special Conference Funds: The Bishop asked Chairperson 
the Reverend H. Gray Southern to report for this Committee. Southern described the work 
of the committee and explained how difficult it is to estimate the amount of the unfunded 
pension liability, and how long it will take to resolve the issue. All projections are subject to 
a variety of influences, from actual survivability of retirees to the changes in interest rates 
available in the market. It would be necessary that the committee continue as a "watch dog" 
of actual progress. Southern asked the new Director of Current Giving, Pat McNeil, to stand 
and be recognized. Gray moved the adoption of the report on page 84 of The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998. 

Brief Recess: Bishop Edwards announced a brief recess to prepare for the upcoming 
Memorial Service with Dr. Greg Jones as preacher. He reminded the body of the Clergy 
Retiree Banquet at 12:15 p.m. at St. Andrews GMC. 

All Saints Celebration - Memorial Service: Bishop Marion M. Edwards presided and 
Dean L. Gregory Jones preached. Special music was provided by Dr. Charles Michael Smith 
and the liturgical dance group, Worship in Motion, performed. Family and friends of the 
deceased lighted candles for each person who had died. (For synopsis of entire service, see 
worship bulletin, All Saints Celebration and Memorial Service, Saturday, June 13, 1998.) 

SECOND DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Saturday, June 13, 1998 

Plenary Session: The Bishop called the session to order at 1:25 p.m. 

The North Carolina Conference Partners in Caring: President Jerry T. Smith, opened 

the annual meeting with the singing of "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms." The names of 

Partners in Caring who had died in the past year were read to the Conference. The NC 

Partners in Caring then completed their annual report. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Bishop Edwards introduced the Reverend David D. 

Traynham, who has been a member of this Annual Conference for 68 years. The 

Conference applauded Traynham and the Bishop invited him to sit with him during the 

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Report of Bennett College and Africa University: Dr. Gloria Scott, President of Bennett 
College and a founder of Africa University, brought greetings from Bennett College and the 
other 10 historically black institutions. She congratulated both the Western and NC 
Conferences for their support of Africa University and described her work there. She told 
how the students at Africa University are carrying the work of the church into the 
community by providing support for orphans whose parents have died of AIDS. Scott 
explained that Black Colleges within conferences do not receive funding as other colleges 
do within the conferences. Dr. Scott presented Bishop Edwards with a certificate of 
appreciation to the NC Conference of The UMC for its support of Bennett College and the 
Black College Fund. 

Point of Personal Privilege: Bishop Edwards invited E.M. Thompson and Jack Buckley 
to describe respective travel programs for tours of the Holy Land and other historic Christian 
sites. The Bishop described his involvement with the tours, and he invited and encouraged 
people to join him on the trips he plans to take in the future. 

Report of Joint Committee on Disability: Charles Pollock, Chairperson, presented the 
report found on pages 59-61 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 
1998. James Olen Murphy and Stuart Ralph Tucker were added to the report under Item 
1 1 . The Bishop called for the vote to approve the report, and it was approved. 

Report of Commission on Equitable Compensation: Robert E. Bergland, Chairperson, 
presented the report on Equitable Compensation on page 61-63. Bergland explained that 
clergy who dedicate their lives to the service of the church deserve a reciprocal obligation 
on the part of the church to see to their needs. Equitable salaries are an expression of that 
care. The local church is the first consideration in establishing what is the minimum 
compensation for clergy in the local church. Bergland apologized for an error in the printed 
report on page 61 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998 and 
noted that a handout with the correct information was handed out yesterday. 

Marty Cauley, Lebanon-Carr UMC, (BU), moved to disregard the handout sheet and 
to use the language from The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998, 
(65% of Compensation) now and from this point onward. His motion was seconded. Cauley 
then spoke in favor of the motion. 

Question: Gene Tyson, Covenant UMC, (GR), spoke of his uncertainty between the 
handout and the printed report in the book. Bergland explained Section 1(A) on page 61 
incorrectly stated the student minimum base compensation for 1999 and the words this 
amount were changed to the increase. 

Meal Salter, Riverdale UMC, (NB), spoke in favor of the motion to return to the report 
in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports 1998, questioning the 
calculations that were on the handout. The Bishop ruled to send the report back to the 
Commission for review. Ross Carter, Center UMC, (BU), challenged the figures presented 
by the Commission on Equitable Compensation. Bishop Edwards recommended that they 
discuss the matter off the floor of the Conference. Bergland was willing to accept the ruling 
of the Bishop to refer. Roger Cope, Vanceboro UMC, (GR), also challenged the formula and 
the Bishop referred him to the Commission on Equitable Compensation. 

Gregg McGarvey, Homes-Sims Charge, (RM), offered an amendment to the Equitable 
Compensation report. The Bishop ruled the amendment out of order and told the pastor 
to speak with the commission which was meeting at that present time. 

Report of Conference Clergy Living Committee: Clergy Living Chairperson Susan 
Southern presented her report on page 25 of The Conference Program, Recommendations 
and Reports 1998 which contained proposed changes recommended by the Committee. 
The Committee recommended that the word "temporary" be removed from the reference 
to a housing allowance in the Conference policies for Clergy Housing. Southern moved to 
adopt the report as a whole as printed in The Conference Program, Recommendations and 
Reports 1998. The Bishop opened the floor for discussion. 

Amendment: Sid Huggins, Greenville District Superintendent, moved that on page 25, 
"to include the second paragraph from the bottom, 'if the charge prefers.. .by rental, if 
necessary...' as part of the main document." Huggins explained that clergy under certain 
circumstances, such as associate pastors, or those with handicapping conditions, are 
sometimes offered a housing allowance in order to provide them with housing that meets 
their need. This motion would open that opportunity to all clergy and that his revision was 
consistent with the 1996 Book of Discipline H262. The revision would make the profession 
more attractive to potential candidates. 

Don Johnson moved to amend the addendum by removing the cap. Bishop Edwards 
ruled that the amendment would be appropriate if the addendum were made an integral 



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part of the report. The Bishop recommended that he hold his amendment until the motion 
to include the addendum is passed as part of the report as a whole. 

The Bishop called for the vote on the Huggins motion, and the motion passed. Bishop 
Edwards then referred back to Don Johnson to hear his motion. 

Don Johnson, Evergreen CJMC, (BG), moved to eliminate the line beginning on page 
25: and no more than 40% of conference average compensation for the NC Annual 
Conference (40% of the CAC for 1998 would be $15, 960). ..must be approved by the 
Cabinet. Johnson then spoke for the amendment, stating that certain areas of NC have a 
higher cost of living than other areas. Norma Waters, spoke against the amendment citing 
that provisions already exist for the Bishop and Cabinet to consider exceptions. The Bishop 
called for the vote on the Johnson amendment, and the amendment failed. 

Mike Pasquarello, Bethany CJMC, (DG), moved to amend the addendum to include an 
inspection by the district superintendent. The Bishop corrected him in that his amendment 
is not to the addendum and ruled it out of order until the vote on the report is taken. 

Questions: Darron Flowers, lay member from Fremont GMC, (GO), had a question 
about an addendum in the case that a pastor and the charge could not work out an 
agreement pertaining to a housing allowance. The Chairperson referred him to the first 
sentence: "If the charge prefers that the pastor in charge live in the parsonage, that shall 
be the case." 

Donald Shields, Raeford: Hoke, (FA), raised an issue pertaining to furniture when a 
pastor is appointed to a charge that has a housing allowance. His question was, "Will 
Congregational Development provide a furnished parsonage to a new pastor of a new 
church?" Southern replied that they would. 

Motion: Steve Compton, Director of the Office of Congregational Development, moved 
to amend the sentence: "In new church starts, a rental house or purchased parsonage may 
be provided by the Office of Congregational Development, or a housing allowance may be 
provided with the permission of the Bishop and Cabinet. A new church will provide a 
parsonage for the second pastor appointed to lead the church if, at the time, it has been 
at least five years since the church's constituting conference was held." 

The Bishop called for the vote and the Compton motion passed. 

Question: Ken Ripley, lay member, Spring Hope GMC (RM), asked if a pastor owns his 
own home and the church provided a parsonage, was the pastor entitled to any housing 
compensation. A member of the commission indicated that they were not entitled to any 
compensation. Sid Huggins explained that the decision was entirely up to the negotiation 
between the parish and pastor as to whether a housing allowance was provided. 

The previous question was moved and approved, passing Items 1 -4 of the Introduction 
and the addendum. 

Mike Pasquarello, Bethany GMC, (DG), moved that an inspection be conducted by the 
District Superintendent, Pastor-Parish Relations Chair, Parsonage Committee Chair, and 
Trustee Chair, at the time of the Annual Charge Conference, with the results of the 
inspection being reported to the Charge Conference by the Parsonage Committee 
Chairperson. A question was raised on whether or not this amendment was in order 
because the report as a whole had been adopted. The Bishop ruled that we had adopted 
Sections 1-4 and this would represent the next section. Quinton Covington, Central GMC, 
(RO), spoke against the motion. The Bishop called for the vote and the motion failed. 

Rodney Hamm, Burlington District Superintendent, moved to change the language of 
the report to delete the requirement for an inspection entirely. The motion was seconded. 
Hamm explained that the requirement exceeds that of the 1996 Book of Discipline, and 
he felt that an inspection was an invasion of privacy. Skip Williams, Jr., St. Paul's GMC, 
(BG), spoke against the amendment. The Bishop called for the vote and the amendment 
failed. The report as a whole was placed before the Conference body. 

Question: Sam McMillan, Jr., Wesley Memorial GMC, (WI), asked for a clarification 
regarding housing and furnishings for pastors appointed to new churches. Steve Compton 
stated that furnishings were included in consideration for housing for new parishes. Bishop 
Edwards asked for a clarification on whether this action would go into effect immediately. 
Compton replied it was effective immediately, but it only pertains to new parishes under 
Church Development. 

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Report of Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense Committee: Chairperson Mary Plummer 
presented the Committee report printed in The Conference Program, Recommendations 
and Reports 1998, page 66. Plummer moved to adopt the report as a whole. 

Jerry Schronce, Warsaw GMC, (GO), moved to return to the previous 1997 Journal 
in regard to mileage allowance and to the $125 discretionary allowance. Don Stewart, 
Robersonville C1MC, (GR), and a former IRS employee, spoke against the amendment and 
stated that the C1M Clergy are automatically flagged by the IRS for an internal audit. 

The previous question was called. The Bishop called for the vote on the Schronce 
amendment, and it failed. 

Robert Hammond, Magnolia Charge, (GO), moved to increase the moving allowance 
by $250 in Item II, paragraphs 1 and 2 on page 67 of The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports 1998. Allen Norn's, Jr., Conference Treasurer, spoke 
against the motion. The Bishop ruled that because this motion had financial implications 
it must be referred to the CFA. He ruled further that we would vote on the amendment, but 
if it passed it would be referred to the CFA. The Bishop asked for clarification. The 
amendment was reread. Norris commented that the Conference budget would be increased. 
The vote was taken and the amendment failed. 

The Bishop called for the vote on the approval of the report as a whole and it was 
passed. 

Order of the Day: The Bishop referred to the upcoming order of the day, the 
recognition of retirees. He asked Pensions Chairperson Reverend Woody Wells to present 
the retiring clergy. He did so, and each retiring clergy had an opportunity to speak briefly 
to the Conference. 

Brief Recess 

Report of the Board of Pensions: Chairperson Woody Wells, Jr. presented the Board 
of Pensions report to the Conference. He referred to pages 68-71 of The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Programs, 1998, and made several corrections on pages 
69 and 71. He then thanked the Board for their good work, especially Dr. Belton Joyner, 
Robbie Barrett, and Lynn Morris for their dedication and diligence. Wells moved the 
adoption of Report A - General Information. The Bishop called for the vote and the report 
was adopted. 

Wells directed the Conference to Report B, pages 71-76. He noted the 
recommendation in Item C on page 7 1 to increase the rate from $367 to $385 per service 
year, a 5% increase. The Conference approved the increase in Item C. Wells moved the 
adoption of all of Report B - Recommendations for the Pension Program, and it was 
supported. 

He then referred the Conference to page 76 Report C - Housing Exclusion Allowance. 
Wells moved the adoption of Report C and it was adopted. 

The Conference was referred to Report D - Ministers' Transition Fund Constitution on 
pages 77-84, which was adopted. 

Wells moved to adopt the report as a whole and it was adopted. 

The Bishop asked the House if they would be willing to continue with business until 
6:00 p.m. The House approved. The Bishop will call the Conference to order for a late 
session tonight five minutes after the close of the worship service. 

Continuation of Report of Commission on Equitable Compensation: Robert Bergland, 
Chairperson, referred to the sheet that was handed out earlier and the overhead display on 
the monitor. 

Amendment: Bergland said the commission recommended deletion of the lead 
sentence of Section l.A: "We recommend that the minimum base compensation for those 
serving full-time in 1998 be as indicated below and that 65% of this amount be set for 
student minimum base compensation." Section l.A would then begin: "I.A.I. Salary 
Schedule, Pastors under full-time appointment...," followed by the figures for full-time 
pastors that appear on the handout sheets. Students would follow: "I.A.2. We recommend 
that base compensation will be based upon a percentage of the full-time base 
compensation to be recommended by the Commission on Equitable Compensation. In 
addition, both full-time and student pastors will receive $2,000 in utilities annually...," 
followed by the appropriate figures for student pastors listed on the handout sheet. 

Ross Carter, Center GMC, (BG), expressed his gratitude to the Commission and for the 
equitable solution. The Bishop called for the vote and it was adopted. 

Motion: Roger Elliott, Edenton Street GMC, (RA), moved "that the order of the day be 
the Report of Committee on Resolutions." The Bishop called for the vote and the motion 
was passed. 



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Continuation of Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference: The Bishop called 
on Alan Swartz, Chairperson, to present the resolutions. The Bishop indicated that the first 
order of business needs to be the reconsideration of the Resolution on Livable Wage. 
Bishop Edwards asked Kathy Dixon to the microphone to re-present her motion for 
reconsideration. 

Reconsideration of Resolution on Livable Wage: Dixon expressed reservations about 
the quality of the statistics in the resolution. She also said that she did not adequately 
understand the resolution when the Conference voted on it. Henry Jarrett, chairperson of 
Commission on Church and Society, (RA), spoke in favor of the resolution. Rufus Stark, 
retired, (RA), spoke in favor of the resolution. Greg Wallace, White Plains GMC, (RA), stated 
that the terminology used in the resolution lacked definition, especially when specific terms 
are placed in quotes. The previous question was moved and passed. The Bishop asked for 
a standing vote. The Resolution on Livable Wage failed. 

Motion: Bill Braswell, Haymount GMC, (FA), moved that "the resolutions presented to 
this Annual Conference entitled Resolution for the NC Conference to be a Transforming 
Conference, Resolution on Becoming a Confessing Conference, Resolution on Support for 
Bishop Edwards and the Cabinet, and Resolution on A Call to Christian Conference and 
Conscience not to be brought to the 1998 Annual Conference for discussion and action. 
Rather that they be used as resources for the facilitation of discussion at the meetings on 
diversity called for by Bishop Edwards in his state of the church address. Further, that 
delegates of the 1999 NC Annual Conference be strongly encouraged to participate in those 
discussions." 

Ben Sharpe, Cornerstone GMC, (FA), stated that one of the functions of the 
Conference is to engage in dialogue and discourse as well. 

Point of Order Chuck Plowman, Rich Square-Woodland Charge, (RM), raised a point 
of order that the resolutions were properly submitted and are deserving of the Conference's 
consideration. The Bishop explained that the Conference has the right to deal with 
resolutions as they see fit, including the right to refer. The question was called. The 
Conference Secretary read the motion to refer. 

Question: Frank Lloyd, Wallace GMC (GO), asked whether or not the laity are to vote. 
The Bishop assured him that they are included. 

The Bishop called for a standing vote and head count. The question was raised as to 
who was eligible to vote and if the tellers would be identified. Mark Wethington, Duke 
Memorial, (DG), asked the Bishop to clarify some of his statements in his state of the 
church address regarding a season of dialogue. The Bishop expressed concern over his 
ability to respond and still maintain some neutrality as presiding Chair. Bill Presnell, 
Elizabeth City District Superintendent, suggested a time of silent prayer. 

Bishop Edwards asked the Conference to stand and sing "Have Thine Own Way, Lord." 
After a time of silent prayer, the Bishop explained that the position of the Church as 
contained in the Discipline is not up for debate or discussion. He also stated that the 
Council of Bishops has spoken on the matter and that is not the issue at hand. The Bishop 
admitted that he has a limited vision, and that it has not been fully thought through 
regarding the nature of the dialogue that shall ensue. Bishop Edwards described his 
experience and the dialogue on diversity that was done by the General Commission on 
Christian Gnity and Interreligious Concerns. He stated that well -structured and professionally 
facilitated forums for discussion within the Conference have not yet been planned. The 
members of the Conference Commission on Christian Gnity and Interreligious Concerns will 
have the task of determining how this can be done. 

The Bishop said it is in the hands of the Annual Conference to determine whether or 
not it is willing and able in a Christian way to deal with the issues this year if it refers to have 
a year of study and discernment. 

Questions: Sam Wynn, New Bern District Superintendent, asked whether or not there 
was a time line on the motion. 

Ralph Brown, Faith GMC, (NB), asked if we vote to support the motion, would that 
automatically bring these resolutions back to the following Conference. The Bishop ruled 
that this is a motion to refer and it would be up to the new Annual Conference to have a 
new set of resolutions. 

Conference Secretary, James Bryan, reviewed the qualifications of those who are 
eligible to vote. Bishop Edwards called for the vote of the motion to refer. The motion 
passed, 456 in favor and 337 against. The Bishop then congratulated the Conference on 
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Adjournment: Bishop Edwards dismissed the Conference for dinner. Ken Ripley, (RM), 
thanked the Bishop and the Cabinet for their leadership and pastoral tone in handling this 
issue. 

SECOND DAY, EVENING SESSION, Saturday, June 13, 1998 

Worship Service: CHILDREN AND POVERTY - What Happens After the Robe Comes 
Oft?: A musical drama was presented under the direction of the Reverend Richard Clayton, 
and guest performer/artist, Ms. Rebekah Carpenter. Children and teens from around the 
Conference participated in this special event relating to the Bishops' Initiative on Children 
and Poverty. 

Plenary Session: Bishop Edwards called the Saturday evening session to order at 9:06 
p.m. 

Report of Commission on Laity: Bishop Edwards called upon Laity Chairperson Robby 
Lowry to present the report. Lowry invited Jeanne Rouse, GMW president, to speak on 
behalf of the United Methodist Women. Rouse stated that a number of NC Conference 
GMW members attended the quadrennial GMW meeting in Orlando this past May. Rouse 
reported for the GMW on their mission work around the world. The membership drive has 
resulted in both membership growth and the formation of new circles. The GMW of the NC 
Conference contributed $446,000 in undesignated giving and their membership grew by 
1,200 members in 1997. 

Lowry invited Albert Meyer, GMY President, to address the Conference. Meyer stated 
that he did not bring numbers to present, claiming God is a God of quality not quantity. 
As Meyer was speaking, a variety of pictures from youth events were displayed on the large 
screens. He spoke about growing in relationships with other youth. 

Guy Tilley, GMM President, was called upon to speak on behalf of the GMM. Tilley said 
that the Society of St. Andrew has recognized this Conference GMM as number one in this 
jurisdiction for the Meals for Millions Program. The Men have sponsored the Gpper Room 
Prayer Room in the camper outside. He shared experiences of volunteers who have 
answered over 100 phone calls on the prayer line. He announced that the GMM Annual Fall 
Rally will be held November 9, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul, Goldsboro. 

Report of Gnited Methodist Publishing House: The Bishop asked Lou Jennings to bring 
the report from the GM Publishing House. She asked Dr. Belton Joyner to present the 
check to Bishop Edwards in the amount of $8,474.37. These monies go toward pension 
needs. 

Report of the Insurance Committee: Chairperson the Reverend Gray Southern 
presented the report and referred the Conference to page 63-66 of The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1998. Southern stated that the insurance 
program was sound. He outlined two optional health care plans. The Select Co-pay option 
represents savings to the insurance program. Changes in the benefits and rates for 1999 
have been mailed to the participants. Pat Brady, a representative for Blue Cross Blue Shield, 
was introduced to the Conference to answer questions about insurance coverage. The 
committee recommended a rate increase of 7%, a relatively low percentage compared to 
other groups. He recommended the use of Duke health screening and thanked those in the 
treasurer's office who work with the program. Southern recommended the approval of the 
report. The Bishop asked for questions and there were none. A vote was taken and the 
report was adopted. 

Continuation of the Report of Conference Council on Ministries: Executive Director 
Hope Morgan Ward brought the nominations for the Commissions and Committees of the 
Council on Ministries and the Administrative Boards and Agencies. She referred the 
Conference to pages 3-4 of The Book of Handouts: Nominations and Reports. The 
nominations are for vacancies created by people who are rotating off because of the 
completion of their eight year tenure, and those who are to be replaced because of the 
attendance policy. 

After revisions from the floor, she presented the report as a whole. The Bishop called 
for a vote on the report and the nominations were approved. 

Ward presented charter changes to the NC Conference Council on Ministries on pages 
28-29 in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1998. The Commis- 
sion on Camping and Outdoor Ministries requested to be dissolved, and this was placed 
before the Conference by Ward. 

Question: Lon Miller, Maysville GMC, (NB), asked a question pertaining to the 
resolution to return the camps back to the control of the Conference. The resolution has 
not yet been voted upon. Ward responded that if the resolution on returning the camps to 
the NC Annual Conference passed, the commission would be reconstituted. 



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The Bishop called for the vote on the dissolution of the Commission on Camping and 
Outdoor Ministries and it was dissolved. 

Ward corrected the Conference Council on Ministries Calendar on page 32, stating that 
there is no special offering on Camp Sunday. The Bishop asked for the vote on this issue 
and it was approved. 

Ward directed the Conference to pages 33-36 to the 1999 Conference Advance 
Specials. The Conference voted to approve the list. 

The nominees for Trustees/Campus Ministry on pages 36-39 were then presented to 
the Conference. The Bishop asked for the vote and they were elected. 

Continuation of Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference: The Bishop 
brought the Hendricks motion back to the floor for a vote. Since it would change the 
Conference rules, it requires a 2/3 vote. He asked the Conference Secretary to reread the 
motion: Elton Hendricks, Methodist College President, moved "that all resolutions to be 
considered must be in the hands of the Secretary of the Annual Conference 10 days in 
advance of the opening of the Conference. The resolutions shall be included in the 
registration packets to guarantee that they are in the hands of delegates. No resolution shall 
be voted on until it has been in the hands of delegates at least overnight." 

Ken Ripley, lay member, Spring Hope (JMC (RM), raised the point that the resolution 
is redundant and that the 10 day part is irrelevant. After Ripley requested a clarification of 
the rules, the Conference Secretary referred to page 12 of The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports, 1998. Bryan then read the rules Section VI: Reports, 
Resolutions, Motions, and Amendments to Reports. 

Ken Ripley moved to substitute that no resolution will be considered on the same day 
that it is presented to the Conference, therefore eliminating the 10 day rule. The substitute 
motion received a second. Steve Hickle, Fairmont (JMC, (RA), raised the issue that the Book 
of Handouts was distributed on the first day to the clergy and to the Laity the following day. 
The confusion came from scheduling a vote at the first plenary session on Friday, which 
was the same day the Laity received the Book of Handouts. The Bishop referred the matter 
to the Conference Committee on Resolutions and Reference. Alan Swartz was directed to 
convene the committee, and Ripley and Hendricks were invited to meet with them. 

Report of the Conference Board of Trustees: Bishop Edwards called on Bill Simpson 
to present the report of the Conference Trustees. Simpson read paragraphs from the 1996 
Book of Discipline which outline the duties and responsibilities of the Conference Board 
of Trustees. The first part of the report included an overview of the Conference holdings, 
and a proposal to return 1.5 acres to the Methodist Home for Children for a model child 
care center. The second part of the report is the consideration of another site for the 
possible relocation of the Conference Headquarters. 

Simpson reviewed the history of the United Methodist Building, its function and size. 
It has been valued at $2.75 million. A map of the existing property in Raleigh was displayed. 
Simpson described the Raleigh Town Apartments and the revenue that they generate. The 
Trustees recommend no action for the apartments at this time. 

Simpson reported that the CIM Building is approaching its life expectancy and will 
require additional maintenance funds to remain usable in the future. Therefore, an alternate 
site, known as the Wakefield site, is considered for the new location of a new Conference 
building and a new church. It would be situated close to the new outer loop around Raleigh. 
The Trustees requested permission to investigate the matter and for the Bishop to appoint 
a task force to study and report back to Annual Conference. The investigation is not 
anticipated to be expensive. 

Simpson asked for a vote on the return of 1.5 acres to the Methodist Home for 
Children. It was approved. 

Simpson drew attention to the additional report of the Trustees concerning the sale 
of the Methodist Building. Simpson described property which the Conference now owns as 
a possible site to relocate the Conference Headquarters. Simpson asked the Conference to 
approve the recommendation to form a task force to study the proposal. The Bishop asked 
for questions regarding the appointment of a task force. A question was asked if it would 
be a good idea to go ahead and buy the additional property at the Wakefield site. Simpson 
responded that the Trustees were, in fact, investigating that option. Bishop Edwards asked 
the Conference for approval and the task force was approved. 

Mike Safley, President of the Methodist Home for Children, expressed his appreciation 
to the Conference for allowing the return of the property. Safley stated the Methodist Home 
for Children is dedicating five staff members to the issue of children and poverty. He gave 
a handout to everyone which explains the mission and focus of the MHC. 



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Continuation of the Report of Council on Finance and Administration: Cashar Evans 
presented the budget to the Conference for approval. He moved the adoption of the budget 
for the year 2000 as distributed earlier. Bishop Edwards asked for questions. The Bishop 
called for the vote and the budget was approved. 

Report of Committee on Episcopacy: Bishop Edwards asked Episcopacy Chair Cashar 
Evans to give this report. Evans extolled the virtues and pastoral leadership of the Bishop. 
He asked the Conference to open their hearts and minds to the administration that Bishop 
Edwards brings to this Annual Conference, stating that the Conference was blessed and 
privileged to have Edwards among us. He asked the Conference to stand and join hands 
as he led a prayer for Marion and Linda Edwards. 

Continuation of the Committee on Resolutions and Reference: The Bishop asked 
Resolutions Chair Reverend Alan Swartz to bring the Resolution concerning the Relationship 
of Camps to the NC Conference of The GMC Bishop Edwards asked the Conference's 
permission to deal with that single resolution while the Conference Chancellor could be 
present. Swartz stated that the Committee on Resolutions and Reference recommended 
concurrence on the resolution. 

Paul Phillips, Graham: First, (BG), spoke against the resolution. He stated that there 
are four, not three, camps. Kerr Lake had been excluded. He explained that not all funding 
for the camps comes from the Conference and acknowledged the difficulties of starting a 
new administration for camps. Phillips said such problems are common to most major 
transformations. Phillips also described the benefit of the legal protection that the Board of 
Camping, Inc. provides the Conference. 

Wilson Hayman, Chairman of the Board of Institutions and Chancellor of the 
Conference, was invited to explain the legal and fiscal ramifications of the resolution. 
Hayman asked for the defeat of the resolution. 

Lon Miller, Maysville GMC, (NB), spoke in favor of the resolution. He described an 
erosion of confidence, GM identity, and fiscal responsibility. He alluded that the camps are 
in excess of $300,000 dollars in the red. The Bishop asked for substantiation of the 
allegation. Allen Norris, Conference Treasurer, reported that the camps are members of 
institutions under "pooled cash" funding. He stated that the "pooled cash" deficit exists, 
though declining, and is a matter of concern to CFA. However, the camps have revised their 
operations, and are currently showing a slight profit. Miller said he understood that 
Conference representation on the Board of Trustees of the Board of Camping, Inc. are a 
minority. Mike Weber, Pamlico Cooperative Parish, (NB), spoke for the resolution, stating 
a need to return the camps to Conference control because of perceived erosion of Christian 
emphases at the camps. He reported that one camp director was unable to display the 
cross and flame due to liabilities. He also stated that the Board of Institutions did not report 
to the Conference. The Board also solicits funds separately from the Conference. Tony 
Collier, Mew Hope GMC, (EC), expressed a similar concern about the perceived lack of 
spiritual guidance through the camping experience of a child in his church. 

The question was called. Ken Ripley, lay member, Spring Hope GMC (RM), asked if 
there was any way to address the spiritual issues other than through an action such as the 
resolution. The Bishop asked Hope Morgan Ward to respond and she stated that the 
members of the Board are Gnited Methodists. She also informed the Conference that the 
Board is searching for an Executive Director who will provide the needed leadership. The 
Question was called and received a second. The Bishop asked the body if they supported 
the resolution, and it was defeated. 

Announcements: Secretary Jerry Bryan made administrative announcements. 

Adjournment- Bishop Edwards adjourned the Conference at 10:54 p.m. 

THIRD DAY, MORNING SESSION, Sunday, June 14, 1998 

Plenary Session: The Bishop called the Conference to order. 

Good News Moment Bishop Edwards opened the plenary session and called for 
another "Good News Moment" to begin with Anne Beaty, Director of Older Adult Ministries 
at Edenton Street GMC. She told about the success of the "Sheets Adult Care Center" at 
her Church. 

Report of Task Force on Older Adult Ministries: The Bishop called upon Older Adult 
Ministries Chairperson Dr. J. Conrad Glass to give his report. Glass spoke to the special 
ministry to older adults. He referred to the Task Force report in The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports 1998. Glass reminded the Conference that the majority of 
church members are above the age of 50. Older adults represent the fastest growing 
segment of the population. There are special needs and graces older adults bring to the 
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Report of the Methodist Retirement Homes: Bishop Edwards asked Reggie Ponder, 
President of Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. to present this report. Ponder reported on 
the progress and growth of the Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.. He told the body about 
the contract offered by Duke Health Care Services. A Memorandum of Understanding now 
exists to bring about a merger between Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. and Duke Health 
Care Services. This would augment comprehensive services, available to low income clients, 
and provide capital for expansion. Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. will have its own Board 
of Directors within Duke Health Care Services. Ponder introduced Al Sweeny of Duke Health 
Care Services. Sweeny described the needs of older adults and the services provided 
through Duke Health Care Services. He acknowledged the need for spiritual emphasis in 
all aspects of the services provided. He expressed both delight and great promise for the 
impending relationship with Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.. Ponder returned to the 
podium to share a good news moment about a client who, though without resources, 
received excellent health care through Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. and Duke Health 
Care Services. 

Change in Order of the Day: The Bishop asked the body to adjust the time for the 
Order of the Day, Design for Inclusiveness. 

Report of Project AGAPE: CCOM Associate Director of Missions, Bruce Stanley, 
presented Executive Directors of Project AGAPE, Darwyn and Jeanine Van Gorp. Darwyn 
Van Gorp spoke of the great need in Armenia, and of the special relationship between our 
Conference and the church in Armenia. Most of the ministry is located in the area of 
Karabach, a politically unsettled region. He advocated self-help projects in support of the 
people. He described the difficulties caused by customs restrictions. Shipments must be 
prepared in strict accordance with the instructions provided by Project AGAPE. He asked 
for' support through missions giving and prayer. Jeanine Van Gorp addressed the 
Conference about her work in Armenia. She described the conditions in the area affected 
by the earthquake. 

Continuation of Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference: The Bishop 
referred to the discussion of the previous evening. He directed Hope Morgan Ward to meet 
with the New Bern District regarding their concerns about maintaining a Christian emphasis 
along with other matters pertaining to the camps. 

The Bishop then called on Alan Swartz to continue his report from the previous 
evening. Swartz reported that several amendments were accepted as part of the motion of 
the previous day as a result of the meeting of the Committee on Resolutions and Reference 
with the framers of the motion. 

Motion: Swartz called for a "30 day deadline prior to Annual Conference for all 
resolutions to allow review by the committee, and by delegates and local churches, in 
advance of Conference." This motion would amend the rules of the Conference. The Bishop 
called for a vote, and the motion passed. 

Resolution on Partial Birth Abortion: Swartz reported that the committee found the 
resolution consistent with the 1996 Book of Discipline and recommended its adoption. 

Amendment Mary Nichols, Lay Member of Harbor GMC, (WI), offered an amendment 
to section 2: add "and to support local crisis pregnancy centers." Her amendment was 
accepted by the originators of the resolution. 

James Coile spoke against the resolution. Item 3 would censure a member of a board 
of the General Conference. The move to censure is beyond the scope of our jurisdiction. 
Coile also said that the issue is so close to the statement of the 1996 Book of Discipline 
that it is in effect, a vote on the 7996 Book of Discipline. Carolyn Cummings-Woriax, 
Grace-Trinity, (FA), spoke against the resolution, especially part 3. David Banks, Saint 
Peters, (NB), responded, explaining the rationale for the censure. 

Henry Jarrett, Chairperson of the Commission on Church and Society, (RA), offered 
an amendment to delete part 3 of the resolution. He requested that the Conference 
Secretary write the Reverend Thorn White Wolf Fassett, General Secretary. He cited the 
ruling of the Judicial Council and a person's First Amendment rights. Paul Stallsworth spoke 
against the amendment, citing the wording is "counsel" not censure. The amendment 
failed. 

Victor Galipi, Spring-Lebanon-Garysburg Charge, (RM), spoke in favor of the resolution. 
The Bishop called for a vote, and the resolution was adopted. 

The Bishop then called for a vote on the Resolution on A Healthy Ministry for a Hurting 
World. The resolution failed. 

For the Resolution on Condition of Camp Director Housing, Swartz recommended 
referring the resolution to the NC GM Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries, 



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Inc., to review and to prepare a report for the CFA's fall meeting. A vote was taken, and the 
resolution was referred. 

Motion: Jerry Lowry, Seaside GMC, (Wl), moved that "Bishop Edwards appoint a 
special task force, to include Methodist College personnel, to explore the possibility of 
locating another site for Annual Conference which can accommodate the 1 ,600+ members. 
Reeves Auditorium seats only 1,160 persons, leaving 350 members with no seats in order 
to vote on the issues affecting their local churches." The Bishop called for a vote, and the 
motion passed. 

Design for Inclusiveness: The Bishop called for the Order of the Day: "Design for 
Inclusiveness," led by Religion and Race Chairperson LaNella Smith. Belton Joyner gave a 
history and vision of inclusiveness; several people from across the Conference testified on 
the successes of cross-racial situations and settings, followed by a humorous skit 
concerning circles, squares, and triangles relating to one another. 

The Love Feast The Love Feast began at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Margaret 
Saunders as Presider. Many testimonies were shared. 

Good News Moment Bishop Edwards called for another "Good News Moment," and 
called upon Sewinkon Magbe, pastor of St. John-Smith Chapel Charge, to show a "Get on 
the Bus" video about Liberia which was prepared in the Wilmington District. 

THIRD DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Sunday, June 14, 1998 

Sendee of Consecration and Ordination: Liturgists were Bishop Marion Edwards, the 
Reverends Chong Ho Yang, Edgardo Colon-Emeric, David Malloy, Cynthia Powell, and the 
guest preacher was Dr. H. Eddie Fox. Special soloist was Ms. Laurie Ashley and organist 
was Mr. Mark Frazier. Dr. Roger Elliott, an elder, Mrs. LeeAnne Thornton, a layperson, Ms. 
Sue Ellen Nicholson, a diaconal minister, and Mrs. Denise Waters, a deacon, presented the 
diaconal ministers for consecration, and deacons and elders in full connection for 
ordination. Bishop Alfred L. Norris assisted Bishop Edwards. (For synopsis of the entire 
service see worship bulletin, A Service of Consecration and Ordination, Sunday, June 14, 
1998.) 

Plenary Session: 

Report of Peru Covenant The Bishop called on Peru Covenant Task Force Chair Dr. 
Mark Wethington for the report. Wethington presented a short video and asked 
representatives from the Methodist Church of Peru - David Figueroa, Guillermo Sanchez, 
Pedro Gchuya, Senor Bustamante, Lucha Luisa Rojas, and Lydia Guzman - to stand and 
be recognized. He also recognized Rosanna Panizo, president of Methodist Seminary in 
Lima, Peru, who is on leave and studying at Duke. He then asked the body to approve the 
Peru Covenant renewal. The Bishop called for a vote and the covenant was renewed. An 
offering for the Peru Covenant was taken. 

Fixing of Appointments and Sending Forth: The Bishop drew attention to the 1998- 
1999 appointments. The Bishop declared the appointments fixed. 

Benediction and Adjournment The Bishop asked the Conference to sing the closing 
hymn, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Bishop Edwards followed with the 
benediction and adjourned the 1998 Session of the North Carolina Annual Conference, 
completing the 173rd Session, at 4:00 p.m. 

Marion M. Edwards, President 
James L. Bryan, Secretary 



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THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The Minutes of the North Carolina Annual Conference held in Fayetteville, North 
Carolina from June 1 1 , 1998 through June 14, 1998. Bishop Marion M. Edwards, presiding. 
Date when organized, 1828. Number of this session, 173. 

ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (U If 603.7, 616): 
Secretary? James L. Bryan 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 10955 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Telephone: 919/832-9560 or NC Toll Free 1-800-849-4433 
Statistician? George D. Speake 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 376 

Shallotte, North Carolina 28459 

Telephone: 910/754-4840 
Treasurer? J. Allen Norris, Jr. 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 10955 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Telephone: 919/832-9560 or NC Toll Free 1-800-849-4433 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated (11603.1)? No 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what 
amounts (1111615, 2511)? Conference Treasurer and all Staff, CFA President, 
Trustees - $100,000 Blanket Position Bond, $1,000,000 Commercial Blanket 
Bond 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (1J1J614, 251 1)? . Yes 

4. What conference councils, boards, commissions, and committees have been 
appointed or elected? 

a) Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, or committees 
listed: 

(1) Board of Ordained Ministry (11633)? Yes 

(2) Board of Pensions (U637)? Yes 

(3) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference (112512)? Yes 

(4) Committee on Episcopacy (11635)? Yes 

(5) Committee on Investigation (H2626)? Yes 

(6) Administrative Review Committee (11634)? Yes 

b) Indicate the name of the agency in your annual conference which is responsible 
for the functions related to each of the following general church agencies 
(11607.1): 

(1) General Council on Finance and Administration? Same 

(2) General Council on Ministries? Same 

(3) General Board of Church and Society? Same 

(4) General Board of Discipleship? included in Evangelism, 

Education, Stewardship, & Worship 

(5) General Board of Global Ministries? included in Missions 

(6) Higher Education and Campus Ministry? Same 

(7) General Commission on Archives and History? Same 

(8) General Commission on Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns . Same 

(9) General Commission on Religion and Race? Same 

(10) General Commission on the Status and Role of Women? Same 

(1 1) United Methodist Communications Same 

c) Indicate the conference agencies which have responsibilities for the following 
functions: 

(1) Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (11651)? Same 

(2) Disability Concerns (H649)? Joint Committee on Disability & 

included in Health and Human Services 

(3) Equitable Compensation (11622)? Same 

(4) Laity (11630)? Same 

(5) Native American Ministry (H650)? Same 

(6) Small Membership Church (H642)? 

included in Congregational Development 

d) Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district organizations: 
(1) Conference United Methodist Women (11644)? Yes 



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(2) Conference United Methodist Men (H645)? Yes 

(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry (11646)? Yes 

(4) Conference Council on Young Adult Ministry (U2647)? No 

(5) District Boards of Church Location and Building (112518)? Yes 

(6) Committees on District Superintendent (11662)? Yes 

(7) District Committees on Ordained Ministry (1J659)? Yes 

e) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been appointed 

or elected in the annual conference? 

Boards : Institutions, Inc.; Committees : Clergy Moving Expense, Conference Clergy 
Living, Conference Entertainment, Conference Rules, Conference Staff Relations, 
Continuing Education, Disability, Episcopal Residence, Insurance, and 
Nominations; CCOM Commissions : Education, Evangelism, Health and Human 
Services, Missions and Outreach, Stewardship, Worship, Youth Ministries, and 
CCOM Committees : Budget, Conference Staff Relations, Disaster Response, and 
Ethnic Local Church Concerns 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective records 
according to the prescribed forms (11606.8)? Yes 

6. What is the report of the statistician? (See Sections III & VI of the Journal.) 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? (See Sections III & VI of the Journal.) 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work within 
their districts? (See Sections III & VI of the Journal.) 

9. What is the schedule of minimum base compensation for pastors for the ensuing year 
(1111333, 622.3)? 

MINISTERS UNDER FULL TIME APPOINTMENT (FC, AM, PM, FLP) 1999 

Salary $26,983 

Utilities 2,000 

Total $28,983 

STUDENTS (LOCAL PASTORS OR CONFERENCE MEMBERS) 

Salary $17,210 

Utilities 2,000 

Total $19,210 

10. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year 
(111161 1.1a)? . . .•. $1,138,269 

1 1 . What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference to 
be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs of the Conference for 
the ensuing year (UH61 l.ld, 1507)? $3,163,000 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year: 

a) For the World Service Fund? $1,491,878 

b) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $590,334 

c) For the Black College Fund? $256,944 

d) For the Africa University Fund? $58,652 

e) For the Mission Initiatives: Focus 2000 Fund? 27,918 

For the Episcopal Fund? $378,100 

g) For the General Administration Fund? $109,257 

h) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $38,124 

13. What is the percentage division between World Service and conference benevolences 
for the ensuing year (U61 1.3d)? 

World Service? 25% Conference benevolences? 75% 

14. Conference and district lay leaders (HU703.8, 751): 

a) Conference lay leadenName Mr. Robby Lowry 
Mailing Address: 2056 NC Hwy 710 S. 

Rowland, North Carolina 28383 

b) Associate conference lay leaders: TBE 

c) District and associate district lay leaders: 
BURLINGTON: Mrs. Kathryn Self 
DURHAM: Mrs. Gloria McAuley 
ELIZABETH CITY: Mr. Winston King 
FAYETTEVILLE: Mrs. Roberta Brown 
GOLDSBORO: Mr. Leland Heath 
GREENVILLE: Mrs. Barbara Matthews 
NEW BERN: Mrs. Betty Shields 
RALEIGH: Mr. Don Curtis 
ROCKINGHAM: Mr. Jim Chavis 



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ROCKY MOUNT: Mr. Fred M. Hight III 
SANFORD: Mrs. Donna Atkins 

WILMINGTON: Mr. Eric Younts 

15. What local churches have been: 

a) Organized (11263)? 

DURHAM: Durham: Reconciliation, 7/1/97 

FAYETTEV1LLE: Harnett County New Church, 7/1/98 
NEW BERN: New Bern: New Song, 7/1/98 

RALEIGH: Youngsville: New Beginnings, 7/1/98 

WILMINGTON: Wilmington: Hope, Chartered 4/12/98 

b) Merged (If 112545, 2546)? 

(1) United Methodist with United Methodist 

Name of 1st church Name of 2nd church Name of merged church 

RALEIGH: Millbrook Peace Christian Community Millbrook,7/l/98 

WILMINGTON: Grace Sunset Park Grace, 7/1/98 

(2) Other mergers 

Name of 1st church Name of 2nd church Name of merged church 

None 

c) Discontinued or abandoned (1JU230, 332.2, 2548)? (State which for each church 
listed.) 

GREENVILLE: Grimesland of the Grimesland-Warrens Chapel Charge (615.0) was 
discontinued. Warrens Chapel became a single station, 12/31/97, (Par. 230). 

d) Relocated and to what address? None 

e) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") 
Former Name: New Name: 
DURHAM: Fayetteville Road Durham: Reconciliation 
RALEIGH: Cary: N. Harrison Ave. Cary: New Life 
RALEIGH: Highway 42 Clayton: Christ Community 

f) Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist 
conference(s) and with what membership (111139, 264)? None 

(g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? 

16. What changes have been made in district and charge lines? 
a) District? 

BURLINGTON: Two charges from the Durham District transferred to the 

Burlington District. They are: Warren's Grove (256.1) and Lea's Chapel (238.1), 

7/1/98. 

DURHAM: Lea's Chapel (238.1) moved to Burlington District, 7/1/98. 

Warren's Grove (256.1) moved to Burlington District, 7/1/98. 

Six charges from the Raleigh District transferred to the Durham District. They 

are: Rat Rock (813.1), Gillburg-Spring Valley, Middleburg (826.0), Plank Chapel 

(830.1) Mount Carmel 856.2) and Union Chapel 855.1), 7/1/98. 

Mt. Tabor-Riverview (240.0) and Ellis Chapel (229.1) have gone from a two point 

charge and a single station to a three point charge named Bahama Charge, 

7/1/98. 

GOLDSBORO: Pikeville-Mt. Carmel Charge (530.0) has gone from a two point 

charge to two single stations named St. Joseph and Mt. Carmel, 7/1/98. 

GREENVILLE: Three charges from the Rocky Mount District transferred to the 

Greenville District. They are: Tarboro: St. James (1037.1) Hart-Speight (1010.0) 

and Conetoe (1022.1) 7/1/98. 

Nobles Chapel-Tabernacle Charge (624.0) has gone from a two point charge to 

two single stations, 7/1/98. 

Swan Quarter Charge (635.0) and Mattamuskeet Charge (625.0) has merged to 

become the Hyde County Cooperative Parish, 7/1/98. 

Grifton (614.1) and Webb Chapel (643.1), single stations, will join to become a 

two point charge known as Grifton-Webb Chapel Charge 7/1/98. 

RALEIGH: Gillburg (818.1) and The Vance Charge (856.0) have been changed 

as follows: Gillburg-Spring Valley will become a full-time two point charge and Mt. 

Carmel will become a part-time single station, 7/1/98. 

Six charges transferred to the Durham District. They are: Flat Rock (813.1), 

Gillburg-Spring Valley (818.0), Middleburg (826.0), Mt. Carmel (856.2), Plank 

Chapel (830.1), and Union Chapel (855.1), 7/1/98. 

ROCKY MOUNT: Seven charges transferred to the Rocky Mount District from the 

Raleigh District. They are: Bethlehem-Shady Grove (802.0), Jerusalem (821.1), 

Macon (825.0), Norlina (828.1), Warren (858.0), Warrenton: Wesley Memorial 

(859.1) and Zion (862.1), 7/1/98. 



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SATSFORD: Page Memorial and Roseland Charge (1001.0) will go from a two 
point charge to single station churches, 7/1/98. 

PART D: PERTAINING TO ORDAINED MINISTERS AND LOCAL PASTORS 

17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official 
administration (UU604.4, 605.6)? Yes 

18. Who constitute: 

a) The Conference Committee on Investigation (U2626.3)? (v) 

Principals: Gary E. Allred, William A. Boykin, E. Ray Brooks, Eldrick Davis, Jo- 
Ann Oulton, Kimberly G. Pollock, Robert S. Shields 

Reserves: Albert F. Fisher, Paul Leeland, Carolyn Smith, David Spauldinq, Norma 
Walters 
Lay Observers: Henry Ferrell, Julie Southwick; Alternate: Charles Mercer, Jr. 

b) The Administrative Review Committee (1J634)? (v) 

Principals: Lisa Brown Cole, Charles K. Morrison, H. Gray Southern 
Reserves: Paul L. Leeland, R. Bruce Pate 

19. Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? (11 H306, 
307-lnclude the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have been certified 
or approved for continuance by the district committee on ordained ministry.) 

THIS YEAR 



Peggy Leigh Barbee 
Dalma G. Cribb 
Robert Crouch 
J. Victor Culberson 
G. Derik Davis 
Edgar Raymund A. DeJesus 
Faye W. Ethridge 
Christopher Morton Gates 
Coleman Lane Glaze 
Teresa C. Holloway 
Worlise Lee Knowles, Jr. 
Cecil Thomas Leonard 
Lawrence David Malcolm 
Richard Thome Mathews 
James A. Metzger 
William Abbott Olsen 
Mary Lowry Peacock 
Raymond Randolph Pearce 
Linda H. Rowe 
Carolyn Sims 
Julie Hilton Steele 
Laura Tingley 

Janine Tretinik Youngstrom 



Wake Forest CC 

Lebanon CC 

West End CC 

Warren CQCand.Trans. from N. Mexico) 

Washington: First CC 

Durham: Duke Memorial CC 

Marvin CC 

Elizabethtown: Trinity CC 

Burlington: Front Street CC 

Jacksonville: Northwoods CC 

New Bern: Faith CC 

Ebenezer Wesley Chapel CC 

Prospect CC (Robeson County) 

Prospect CC (Caswell County) 

Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 

Chapel Hill: University CC 

Chapel Hill: Christ CC 

Louisburg CC 

Aurora CC 

Garner: St. Andrews CC 

Raleigh: Fairmont CC 

Cary: Genesis CC 

(Cand. transf . from Bait. -Wash. Conf . ) 

Wilson: West Nash CC 

REINSTATED None 

CONTINUED: ' 

(Include the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have not completed the 

studies for the license as a local pastor.) 



William Henry Allen IV 

Lori M. Bartley 

Warren Anthony Bevaqua 

Eilene Zaida Bisgrove 

Doris Hines Brunson 

Pollard G. Cannon 

Heather B. Stallings Cadenhead 

Frances Covington 

Grace M. Dill 

Diane Marie Downer 

Edward Raymond Drew 

Felix M. Drye, Jr. 

Ambrose B. Dudley 

Johanna H. Hancock 

Laura Elizabeth Hayes 

Tamsey Phillips Hill 

Shah Mohamed Hussain 



Louisburg CC 
Bailey:Pleasant Grove CC 
Raleigh:Edenton Street CC 
Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
Fayetteville: John Wesley CC 
Fayetteville: St. Andrews 
Wilmington: Grace CC 
Philadelphia CC 
Garner: St. Andrews CC 
Shallotte: Camp CC 
Seaside CC 
Fair Bluff CC 
Raleigh:North Raleigh CC 
Wilmington: Grace CC 
Wilmington: Pine Valley CC 
Knightdale CC 
Bolivia: Bethel CC 



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Eugene Ray Jenness, Jr. 
Stanley A. Lewis, Jr. 
Joy Reed McVane 
Sue Harvey Owens 
Christopher Lee Schoolcraft 
Bryan Ralls Shaw 
Robert E. Shelton 
Molly Link Shivers 
Jack Robert Snyder 
John P. Upton 
Jenny H. Wilson 
Rita Ellen Yackley 
DISCONTINUED: 
Soka Soka Dilausuadi 
Glen Godwin 
Harvey L. Goehring 
Jerry Wynn Harrell 
Harrell E. Hinson 
Susan Elizabeth Holec 
Michael Barney Pilgrim 
Frank Steven Taylor 
Kenneth B. Williams 



Wrightsville CC 

Wilson: First CC 

Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 

Roanoke Rapids: Rosemary CC 

Spring Hill CC 

Greenville: St. James CC 

Lillington: Union CC 

Chapel Hill: University CC 

Durham: Mt. Sylvan CC 

Hillsborough CC 

Cary: Genesis 

Raleigh: Asbury CC 

Raleigh: Millbrook CC 
Fayetteville: Salem CC 
Wesleyan Chapel CC 
Edenton CC 
Jordan's Chapel CC 
Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 
Plymouth CC 
Rockingham: Parkton CC 
Raleigh: Wilson Temple CC 



20. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but 
are not now appointed? (11341 -Indicate for each person the year the license was 
approved.): 

Donald Lee Davis 1991 

Jan Nicholson Hill 1994 

Henry Tyler Jones 1990 

John L Locklear 1992 

Robert Gary Phillips 1996 

George Clark Harvey 1995 

Joseph Gouverneur 1995 

Lloyd H. Willis, Jr. 1991 

21 . Who are approved and appointed as: (indicate for each person the first year the license 
was awarded - H344.3) 

a) Full-time local pastors (H343.1) and what progress has each made in the course 
of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five year 
course of study.- U344.4): 

NAME - LICENSE - COURSE OF STUDY/BASIC/ADVANCED 
Gregory Joseph Bronson 
Julia Anne Dees 
Harvey Lee Edwards 
Ronald F. Estes 
Faye W. Ethridge 
Stanley A. Gallagher-Smith 
Dennis Joseph Glennon 
Robert Hagerty 
William Craig Ham 
David J. Harriss 
James Roy Hines 
Chris Dwight Humphreys 
Daniel Patterson Jones 
James Robert Krepps 
Robert Kretzu 
Patrick Joseph Looney 
*John Clifton Lupton, Jr. 
James A. Metzger 
Walter B. Marlowe 
*Michael Norwood Nelson 
William Abbott Olsen 
Raymond Randolph Pearce 
Philip Todd Pennington 
*Mike Kennon Pulliam 
Craig Arthur Richardson 
Robert Dan Rose 



1995 


First Year 


1996 


Second Year 


1997 


License 


1995 


Third Year 


1998 


License 


1996 


Seminary Graduate 


1995 


Second Year 


1996 


Seminary Graduate 


1995 


Third Year 


1998 


Seminary Graduate 


1996 


Second Year 


1993 


Fourth Year 


1997 


License 


1994 


License 


1998 


Seminary Graduate 


1994 


Seminary Graduate 


1991 


Completed 


1998 


Seminary Graduate 


1997 


Seminary Graduate 


1993 


Completed 


1998 


Seminary Graduate 


1998 


License 


1997 


Seminary Graduate 


1996 


Completed 


1996 


License 


1998 


Seminary Graduate 



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1995 


Third Year 


1997 


License 


1992 


Completed 


1995 


Seminary Graduate 


1993 


Seminary Graduate 


1995 


Third Year 


1998 


License 



Faye Baines Rouse 

Dorothy Rudd 

♦Jerry Milton Schronce 

Gregory G. Scott 

Robert Tilley 

James Edward Tosto 

Janine Tretinik Youngstrom 

Part-time local pastors (1J343.2) and what progress has each made in the course 

of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have completed the five year 

course of study. U344.4): 

NAME - LICENSE - COURSE OF STUDY/ADVANCED 

Willie Franklin Allen 

Richard Clayboume Baldwin, Sr. 

Everette Franklin Bass, Jr. 

Mary Ellen Bender 

Douglas W. Billups 

Henry Lee Blue 

Donald E. Burns, Jr. 

Roberta Gail Byram 

Larry Michael Chandler 

Lily Ker Chou 

Robert Harper Crouch 

Sidney Collins 

Donald Martin Dawkins 

Horace Taylor Ferguson 

Beverly Fitzgerald 

Carroll L. Fitzgerald 

Thomas S. Reck, Sr. 

Jettie Vann Floyd 

Susan Carol B. France 

Lacy V. Frye 

Lenier Everitte Furr 

Henry Paul Harris 

♦Charles John Hause (RS) 

Rose C. Hicks 

*Emmett James Highsmith 

*Margaret B. Hockett 

Benjamin Edward Horton 

Karen C. Howell 

Harold Hunt 

Walter Johnston III 

Eric Randall Joyce 

Worlise Lee Knowles, Jr. 

Dennis Cecil Lamm 

Cecil Thomas Leonard 

♦Milton Earl Little 

*George Lloyd Locklear 

Joel Garth Locklear 

♦Marshall Malland Locklear 

Arletha M. McDougald 

Jerry E. Mitchell 

*Dean Healy Morton 

*Elva LeRoy Morton III 

Thomas M. Nichols 

Guy T. Olinger 

Wilbur Cunninggim Ormond, Jr. 

♦William Hill Pearsall, Sr. 

♦Daniel Paul Powers 

♦Jeanne Louise Ray 

♦Michael Gordon Register, Sr. 

Ronnie Lee Rivenbark 

Michael G. Roach 

Margaret Reeves Saunders 

Mark Dee Stephens 

Marshall Stewart 



1993 


Fourth Year 


1995 


Second Yr + 3 courses 


1995 


Second Year 


1996 


Third Year 


1995 


Second Year 


1992 


Fourth Year + 3 courses 


1980 


Seminary Graduate 


1997 


Fourth Year 


1997 


License(stud.CJNC-Pembroke) 


1996 


Seminary-Duke Divinity School 


1998 


Fourth Year 


1996 


Second Yr + 1 course 


1979 


Fourth Year 


1984 


Seminary Graduate 


1997 


3 courses taken 


1995 


Second Yr + 3 courses 


1995 


Second Year 


1998 


License 


1998 


License 


1994 


Third Year 


1990 


Fourth Year 


1996 


First Year 


1976 


Completed{Appted.thru07/04/98} 


1997 


First Year 


1993 


Completed 


1991 


Completed 
Third Year 


1994 


1996 


Second Year 


1993 


First Year 


1997 


License 


1994 


Fourth Year 


1998 


License 


1996 


Second Year 


1998 


License 


1981 


Completed 


1992 


Completed 


1996 


Student-UNC-Pembroke 


1993 


Completed 


1995 


Fourth Yr + 2 courses 


1994 


Third Year 


1992 


Completed 


1988 


Completed 


1995 


Student: MtOlive College 


1994 


Seminary Graduate 


1978 


Third Year 


1993 


Completed 


1968 


Completed 


1992 


Completed 


1991 


Completed 


1997 


3 courses taken 


1993 


License 


1993 


License 


1996 


Fourth Year 


1995 


Student-NC Wesleyan 



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Jo Ann Farrow Stimac 
William Lee Taylor 
James F. Thompson, Jr. 
Jasper Howard Walters 
Robert Bradford Way, Jr. 
*T. C. West, Jr. 
Clinton Lane White 
*George Bertram Williford 
Terry Michael Williams, Sr. 
* Andrew Benjamin Wood 
*LeRoy Worth, Sr. 
*John Yount 



1998 License 

1998 Student-Asbury 

1961 Seminary Graduate 

1997 1 course taken 

1994 Student-Duke Divinity School 

1957 Completed 

1996 Second Year 

1993 Completed 

1994 Fourth Year 
1989 Completed 
1988 Completed 
1991 Completed 



Probationary members licensed for pastoral ministry? (Indicate for each whether 

full-time or part-time. 11341.1): None 

Student local pastors (11343.3), and in what schools are they enrolled? 



NAME LICENSE 

Jay William Bissett 1995 

David Eugene Bostian, Jr. 1997 

Ken Buckingham 1998 

William Anders Burns 1996 

Holt Alexander Clarke 1994 

Mark Clayton 1993 

Michael Coppock 1998 

J. Victor Culberson 1994 

M. Dale Curtis 1996 

Kenneth Leroy Davenport 1994 

Galen Derik Davis 1998 

Thomas Denny 1996 

Peggy Duncan-Wood 1998 

Paul Edwards 1998 

Robert Lee Fletcher 1997 
James Edward Humphries 1997 

Terry Hunt 1994 

David Hutchins 1995 

Donnie Lee Jones 1994 

Alfred Kimmel 1998 

William Douglas Lain 1996 

Herbert Lowry, Jr. 1989 

Randall S. McQueen 1995 

Kris Robert Meyer 1995 

Jeanne Ross Neal 1996 

Carol Elizabeth Noy 1994 

James Ross O'Neal, Jr. 1997 

Lee Roy Pittard III 1996 

Timothy Reaves 1997 

Adam Fenton Seate 1996 

Thomas Simpson 1996 

Benjamin Sims 1996 

Carolyn Kyle Sims 1998 

Richard Vann Spivey 1996 

Steven Taylor 1991 

Douglas Owen Townley 1993 



SCHOOL 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Fayetteville State Gniv. 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School/Holston 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Div.Sch/N.Tex. 

Duke Divinity School 

Student-East Carolina Univ. 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Div.Sch.(Illinois Great R'vrs) 

Duke Divinity School (TN) 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

GNC-Pembroke 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School (W.PA.) 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School (N.Indiana) 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity SchoolAV.NC 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity School 

Duke Divinity SchoolAVest.PA 

Duke Divinity School/FL 



e) Students of other denominations in a school of theology listed by the University 
Senate serving as local pastors (H343.4)? None 

f) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference 
membership (HH360.4, 361, 363.3)? None 

22. Who have been discontinued as local pastors (11345.1)? 

a) Full-time local pastors 
Charles Michael Collier 
Timothy Scott Taylor 
Scott Russell Smith 

b) Part-time local pastors 
Anthony Angelo Adams 
Joseph Earl Boyd 



DATE 


CONFERENCE 


1998 


Western New York 


1998 


Tennessee 


1998 


Southwest Texas 


1997 


Florida 


1998 


Western PA 


1998 


Kentucky 


1998 


Missouri East 


1998 


AME 


1996 


Tennessee 


1997 


South Georgia 


1996 


AME 


1995 


Methodist Church of Mexico 


1995 


The Wesleyan Church 


1998 


Liberian 


1998 


Methodist Church of Peru 


1997 


New Mexico 


1998 


Northern New Jersey 



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Charles John Hause Discontinued 7/5/98 
Andrew Krpata 
c) Student local pastors None 

23. Who have been reinstated as local pastors (H345.4)? None 

24. What ordained ministers from other Annual Conferences or Methodist denominations 
are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while retaining their 
conference or denominational membership (U1T322.6, 337.1)? (List alphabetically; 
indicate Annual Conference or denomination where membership is held.) 
NAME 

J. Peter Belec 
Harriet Jean Bryan 
Gerald Stephen Castle 
Dwayne J. Craig (PM) 
Thomas M. Greener 
James Hinton Hayes (PM) 
Diana Baldwin Killian 
Teresa Elizabeth Lawrence 
Lloyd James Lowe (PM) 
Glenn H. McCranie 
George McDougald, Jr. 
Hector Manuel Millan 
Keith Allen Miller 
J. Sewinkon Nagbe 
Rosanna C. Panizo-Valladares 
Bryan K. Simpson 
Nancy Sturdivant (3/4 time) 

Thomas Kevin Taylor (PM)(l/4 time) 1998 Western NC 
Linda L. Taylor 1998 Western PA 

Debra Starling Watson 1997 Holston 

Charles Scott Wilson-Parsons 1998 South Georgia 

25. What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been approved 
to serve appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the Annual 
Conference while retaining their denominational affiliation (U1J322.6, 337.2)? 
(Designate with an asterisk those who have been accorded voting rights within the 
annual conference.) 

L. William Baird.Jr. Southern Baptist 

James Harold Daniels Southern Baptist 

Robert Floyd Dean Evangelical Presbyterian 

John Michael Eubanks Evangelical Presbyterian 

William Bryan Faggart Southern Baptist 

Andrew Craig Gaither Southern Baptist 

Kwang Youn Han Korean Baptist/ 3 /* time 

Carolyn Wilkins Lucas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 

James W. O'Hara Christian & Missionary Alliance 

Mack Styron 11 Southern Baptist 

26. Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or 
denomination where membership is held.) 

a) With vote (11559.4 [v])? None 

b) Without vote (HH325.4, 335.4)? (v 2/3) 
NAME CONFERENCE 
John A. Buckley Western Pennsylvania 
Cathy Carlson Louisiana 

Dora Ann Lohr Erikson North Alabama 

Michael W. Gore South Indiana 

Paula E. Gilbert Alabama-West Florida 

B. Maurice Ritchie Western North Carolina 

Rexford F. Tucker Troy 

NOTE: If your conference has admitted or ordained persons as a courtesy to another 
conference, list these persons in Question 44 only. If persons have been admitted or 
ordained by another annual conference as a courtesy to your conference, list these 
persons in Questions 27-43, whichever are appropriate, giving the date and name of 
the accommodating conference. 

27. Who are elected as Associate Members (H365.1 [1996]; 1J420 [1992])? (List alphabeti- 
cally - see note preceding Question 27): 



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WILLE HEBER FR1ZZELLE (Wilmington District) Methodist College. Completed 5 year 

Course of Study. Full-time local pastor 4 years. 

BDJL1E FALLON MELVIN, JR. (Sanford District) BS East Carolina University. 30 credit 

hours MA East Carolina University. Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time local 

pastor 5 years. 

CURTIS MELVIN MULL, JR. (Fayetteville District) 76 credit hours Methodist College. 

Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time local pastor 5 years. 

SHIRLEY ACKER WARD (Goldsboro District) 70 credit hours East Carolina, Campbell 

University. Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time equivalency 4 yrs. 

28. Who are elected and commissioned as Probationary Members (under U1I315, 316, 
1996 Discipline)? (v) 

a) In preparation for Order of Deacon? (Indicate the area of specialized ministry.) 

None 

b) In preparation for Order of Elder? None 

29. Who are elected as Probationary Members under the 1992 Discipline? (List 
alphabetically - see note preceding Question 27.) 

a) Under the provisions of 114 15 (1992)? (v) 

JEANNE BEARD ALLEN (Durham District) BA Mount Union College. Completed 

at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

DAVID JACK BECK (Sanford District) BS Methodist College. Completed at least 

one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

WILLIAM MARVIN BUDZINSKI (Raleigh District) BA University of Wisconsin. 

M.Div., Duke Divinity S choo l. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

GEORGE ROSSER CARTER ID (Burlington District) BA Randoph-Macon College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Order s. 

MARTY JEFFREY CAULEY (Burlington District) BS East Carolina University. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

EDGARDO ANTONIO COLON-EMERIC (Durham District) BS Cornell University. 

M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

DORA RUSSELL DORSEY (Raleigh District) BS North Carolina A&T State 

University. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

RICHARD LEON FARMER (Sanford District) BS Shaw University. Completed at 

least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

DAVID WILLIAM GIROD (Burlington District) BS Bowling Green State University. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

WILLIAM SIDNEY HOYLE, JR. (Rocky Mount District) BA University of North 

Carolina at Charlotte. M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

JERRY DEAN MARTIN (Sanford District) BA Methodist College. Completed at 

least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

JAMES GERRARD MENTZER (Sanford District) BA Allegheny College. Completed 

at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

THEODORE RALPH MILLER (Goldsboro District) BA Asbury. M.Div., Asbury 

Theological Seminary. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

REGINALD WALLACE PONDER, JR. (Durham District) BA NC Wesleyan College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

BRENDA CRAWFORD WALTON (Raleigh District) BA MC Wesleyan College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

BENJAMIN EDWARD WELLS (Greenville District) BA Methodist College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

JENNIFER CHRISTINE BERENTSEN WILLIAMS (Durham District) BA University 

of California, Santa Barbara. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke 

Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 



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31. 



b) Under the provisions of 11416.1 (1992)? (v 3/4) None 

c) Under the provisions of H 114 16.2/421 (1992)? (v 3/4) None 

Who are continued as Probationary Members elected under the 1996 Discipline, and 

in what year were they admitted to Probationary Membership (11317)? Mone 

Who are continued as Probationary Members under the 1992 Discipline, what 
progress have they made in their ministerial studies, and in what year were they 
admitted to Probationary Membership (U365.1 (1996); 1111417; 424 (1992): 

a) As students in approved schools of theology? (If 4 1 7( 1 ) - Indicate for each person 
the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 
Membership): 

NAME EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE ADMITTED PM 

Danielle Augusta Hargett May 1999 1997 

b) In the advanced ministerial course of study (11417(2) - Indicate for each person 
the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 
Membership): None 

c) Following completion of their educational requirements? (11424(1) - Indicate for 
each person the year admitted to Probationary Membership): 

NAME SCHOOL YEAR ADMITTED PM 

Mano Gregory Shane Benjamin Duke Divinity School 1995-FL Conf. 

,, ljrv (trans.to NC 6/10/96) 

Harold Dean Blackburn Duke Divinity School 1 997 

Stephen Roberts Cheyney Duke Divinity School 1996 

Stewart Allen Crank, Sr. Duke Divinity School 1997 

Carolyn Cummings-Woriax Southeastern Baptist Theo. Sem. 1995 

Para Rodenhizer Drake Duke Divinity School 1996 

Marty Egene Duffell Duke Divinity School 1996 

Steven Michael Edwards Duke Divinity School 1997 

Norman Richard Fitzgerald Duke Divinity School 1996 

Donna Fowler-Marchant Duke Divinity School 1997 

Frankie Max Garton Duke Divinity School 1996 

Michael Francis Gast Duke Divinity School 1996 

Pamela Jan Gilliam Duke Divinity School 1996 

Sidney Gene Hadden Duke Divinity School 1997 

Shana Deanetia Harrison Duke Divinity School 1997 

Warren Trail Heitzenrater Duke Divinity School 1997 

Regina Henderson Duke Divinity School 1997 

Allison Brady Hocutt Duke Divinity School 1997 

Jonathan David Jeffries Duke Divinity School 1996 

Thomas Ezekiel Joyce Duke Divinity School 1996 

Benjamin Wesley Kelley Duke Divinity School 1996 

Carl Harnett King Duke Divinity School 1997 

Jackie Allen Lovell United Theological Seminary 1996 

Gregory Lynn McGarvey Southeastern Baptist Theo.Seminary 1994 

James Olen Murphy, Jr. Duke Divinity School 1996 

Won Seok Namkoong Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duane Richard Partin Duke Divinity School 1995 

James David Pearson Duke Divinity School 1993 

Charles Howard Plowman Duke Divinity School 1995 

Gregg Allen Presnal Duke Divinity School 1996 

Bettye Donne Poole Duke Divinity School 1997 

Michael Edward Rocheleau Asbury Theological Seminary 1997 

Louis Alan Sasser Southeastern Baptist Theo.Seminary 1997 

Marilyn Koeppen Shipman Duke Divinity School 1996 

Peter George Singletary, Jr. Duke Divinity School 1996 

Clinton William Spence DukeDiv.Sch.l991(S.GA.Conf.)1992(trans.toNC) 

Donald Keith Stewart Duke Divinity School 1994 

Connie Marie Claggett Stutts Duke Divinity School 1997 

Polly Ann Taylor Duke Divinity School 1995 

Troy Kevin Todd Duke Divinity School 1993 

Raymond Collins Warren Candler School of Theology 1997 

Judy Ellen Westman Duke Divinity School 1995 

Neal Eddins Wingfield Duke Divinity School 1997 

Gilliam Perry Wise Duke Divinity School 1997 

Johnnie Lee Wright Duke Divinity School 1995 

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32. Who have been received from other Christian denominations (1J338.3): (List 
alphbetically - see note preceding Question 27): 

a) As Probationary Members (H338.3a,b)? (v) None 

b) As Local Pastors (U338.3a)? (v) None 

c) As Associate Members (11427.3, 1992 Discipline)? 
William Joseph Stallings Southern Baptist 

33. Who are elected and ordained as Deacons in Full Connection? (List alphabetically - 
see note preceding Question 27): 

a) Under the transitional provisions for diaconal ministers (365.3)? (v 2/3) 
Patricia Hicks Archer 

Judith Olivia Jolly 

Brigitte Ann Freeman Morris 

Cynthia Diane Powell 

b) After Probationary Membership under the 1996 Discipline (11321)? (v 2/3) 

None 

34. Who are elected and ordained as Elders in Full Connection? (List alphabetically see 
note preceding Question 27): 

a) Under the transitional provis ions for Associate members (11365.2)? (v 2/3) 
JOSEPH WAYNE CASTEEL (Sanford District) BS Methodist College, course of 
Study 1993. M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Associate Member 1995. Eligible for 
Elder's Orders. 

BRIAN DARREN PERRY (Rockingham District) BA University of North Carolina 
at Wilmington. M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Associate Member 1995. Eligible for 
Elder's Orders. 

b) After Probationary Membership under the 1996 Discipline (11326)? (v 2/3) 

None 

35. Who are elected and ordained Elders in Full Connection under the 7992 Discipline 
(H365.1 [1996]; H424 [1992])? (v) 

JEFFREY DEAN ARTHURS (Raleigh District) BS Michigan State University. M.Div., 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

SALLY GLENN BATES (Raleigh District) BA Mary Washington College. M.Div., Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

RONNIE RICHARD DAWSON (Durham District) BA East Carolina University. M.Div., 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1994. Deacon's Orders 1994. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

MARTHA KIRK WOFFORD EDGERTON (Raleigh District) BA Blue Mountain College. 

M.Div., Candler School of Theology. Probationary member 1991. Deacon's Orders 

1 99 1 . Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

MICHAEL DAVID FRESE (Raleigh District) BA University of Iowa. M.Div., Duke Divinity 

School. Probationary member 1994. Deacon's Orders 1994. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

THOMAS WILLARD NEWMAN (Goldsboro District) BA Elon College. M.Div., Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary member 1996. Deacon's Orders 1996. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

JAMES CRISPIN NOBLE II (Greenville District) BA University of North Carolina at 

Chapel Hill. M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Probationary member 

1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

ROBERT WESLEY SIMPSON (Rocky Mt. District) BA University of Batimore. M.Div., 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1995. Deacon's Orders 1995. Eligible for 

Elder's Or ders. 

DONALD STEPHEN STOTTS (Durham District) BA Charleston Southern University. 

M.Div., Duke Divinity School. Probationary member 1996. Deacon's Orders 1996. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

BERRY LYNN TAYLOR II (Elizabeth City District) BA Alliance College. M.Div., Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary member 1992. Deacon's Orders 1992. Eligible for Elder's 

Orders. 

36. What Probationary Members.previously discontinued, are readmitted(U359)? (v) 
William Howard Altman, Jr. 

37. Who are readmitted (UU360-362 M, H363 (v 2/3)): 

a) As Associate Members? None 



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b) As Members in Full Connection? None 

Carl Edward Settle 

38. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement (H355.7): (v) 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Probationary Members? None 

c) As Members in Full Connection? None 

39. Who have been received by transfer from other Annual Conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (1TH338.1, 416.5, 633.2m)? List alphabetically. If Probationary 
Members or Associate Members, so indicate. See note preceding Question 27.) 
NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

H. Phillip Barrineau North Georgia 6/1 1/98 

Kelli Walker-Jones Memphis 6/1 1/98 

James Edward Williams Western PA 6/1 1/98 

40. Who are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (H338.2)? (List 
alphabetically. If Probationary Member or Local Pastor, so indicate.) None 

41. Who have been elected and ordained deacons under the 1992 Discipline (H365.1 
(1996]; 434 [1992]): (v) (List alphabetically - see note preceding Q.27. Indicate by an 
asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As Associate Members (1J434.1)? 
Willie Heber Frizzelle 

Billie Fallon Melvin, Jr. 
Curtis Melvin Mull, Jr. 
William Joseph Stallings 
Shirley Acker Ward 

b) As Probationary Members (H434.2)? 

Jeanne Beard Allen David Jack Beck 

William Marvin Budzinski George Rosser Carter III 

Marty Jeffrey Cauley Edgardo Antonio Colon-Emeric 

Dora Russell Dorsey Richard Leon Farmer 

David William Girod William Sidney Hoyle, Jr. 

Jerry Dean Martin James Gerrard Mentzer 

Theodore Ralph Miller Reginald Wallace Ponder, Jr. 

Brenda Crawford Walton Benjamin Edward Wells 

Jennifer Christine Berentsen Williams 

42. Who have been elected and ordained elders under the 1992 Discipline (11365.1 
[1996]; H435 [1992]): (List alphabetically - see note preceding Q.27. Indicate by an 
asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As theological graduates (11435.1)? 

Jeffrey Dean Arthurs Sally Glenn Bates 

Joseph Wayne Casteel Ronnie Richard Dawson 

Martha Kirk Wofford Edgerton Michael David Frese 

Thomas Willard Newman James Crispin Noble II 

Brian Darren Perry Robert Wesley Simpson 

Donald Stephen Stutts Berry Lynn Taylor II 

b) As Probationary Members previously Associate Members (11435.2)? .... None 

43. What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders 
recognized (H339): 

a) As deacons? 

William Joseph Stallings Southern Baptist 

b) As elders? None 

44. Who have been ordained as a courtesy to other conferences? (See note preceding 
Q.27. Such courtesy elections or ordinations do NOT require transfer of conference 
membership.) 

a) Deacons under 1996 Discipline? None 

b) Deacons under 1992 Discipline? None 

c) Elders under 1996 Discipline? None 

d) Elders under 1992 Discipline? None 

45. Who have been transferred out to other Annual Conferences of The United Methodist 
Church (H416.5)? (If Probationary or Associate, so indicate. See note preceding Q.27.) 
NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

William Benjamin Lawrence Baltimore-Washington 06/1 1/98 

46. Who are discontinued as Probationary Members (H318.6)? (v) 
Benjamin Earl Nelms 06/1 1/98 



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48. 



49. 
50. 



Who have been granted honorable location (11356.1)? (If Associate Member, so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective. Record Charge Conference 
where membership is held): 

a) This year? (v) None 

b) Previously? 

1940 



Durham: Aldersgate 



Albert F. Keller 

William M. Loy 

Ernest R. Bromley 

Albert Raney Folds 

Auburn William Lore 

Edward Powell Osteen, Sr. 

William Raymond Peele, Jr. 

Eugene Thomas Long HI 

Albert Ervyne Thompson.Jr. 

James Frederick Thompson.Jr. 

Theodore Joseph Collier, Jr. 

Thomas Walters Mulling 

Paul Cullum Gentry 

Royce Paul Jones 

Joel Martin Savell 

Harold Dallas Stanley 

Harold Lloyd Stauffer 

William Ernest Herbert 

James Worth Lineberger.Jr. 

Eric Carl Krohne 

Gerald Harris Shinn 

James Frederick Langston 

Jather L. Peterson, Jr. 

Lowell Earl Adkins 

Horace Taylor Ferguson 

Henry Gurney Jinnette 

Phillip Wayne Keel 

Mac Linscott Ricketts 

Thomas Otis Fulcher 

Wayne Everett Young 

Rodger Russell Blake 

Floyd C. Hinshaw, Jr. 

Douglas Ray Hull 

Donald Thomas Settle 

Johnnie Joseph Williams.Jr. 

Susan Padgett Levis 

James Harvey Estes 

Leon Jackson Pernell 

Jack Russell Radford 

Jerry Dean Campbell 

William Thomas Smith 

James Bell Ward 
Who have been granted the status of honorable location 
Charge Conference where membership is held.) 

a) This year? (v) None 

b) Previously? 

Wesley Gamble Brogan 

Paul David Granger Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 

Who have had their status as honorably located discontinued (11356. lb)? (Give date 

when this action became effective.) None 

Who have had their conference membership terminated: (If Associate Member, so 

indicate. Give date when this action became effective.) 

a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (11357.1, .4)? None 

By leaving the ordained ministerial office (U357.2, .4)? (v) 

William Edward Privette 07/08/97 

Kendall Jay Guthrie 07/01/98 

By withdrawal under complaints or charges (1J1J357.3, -4; 2629.2)? (v) . . None 

By administrative location (U358.3b)? (v) None 

By trial (H2627.3)? None 



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1947 
1967 
1968 
1969 
1969 
1970 
1970 
1971 
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1997 



Cary: First 

WhWesley Memorial 

Portsmouth, VA:Aldersgate 

Vanceboro 

BG: Front Street 

GO: Saint Paul 

Louisburg 

Statesville: Broad Street 

Warrenton: Wesley Mem. 

Wake Forest 

Burlington: Grace 

Atlantic 

Raleigh: Millbrook 

Durham: Epworth 

Fayetteville: Haymount 

Bethel 

Hermon 

Raleigh: Edenton Street 

Pasadena, CA: First 

Aiken,SC:St. John's 

Rocky ML: First 

retired (11356.3)? (Record 



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Deceased (List alphabetically in the spaces provided): 

a) What Associate Members have died during the year? 

DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 

EFFECTIVE: None 

RETIRED: 

Everette Ervin Bryan 04/16/1929 12/13/1997 

Paul Wesley Evans 06/18/1925 07/02/1997 

Virgil Loren Free 04/25/1928 11/21/1997 

b) What Probationary Members have died during the year? None 

c) What Members in Full Connection have died during the year? 



d) 



NAME 

EFFECTIVE: 

William Albert Ruth 

RETIRED: 

Willie James Evans 

Walter Clarence Feltman 

Frank Wahab Fortescue 

Cleo Wade Goldston 

Forrest Dearborn Hedden 

Samuel Street Moore 

Atticus Morris Williams 



DATE OF BIRT 

12/13/1936 

09/21/1923 
03/28/1913 
06/30/1909 
12/20/1910 
11/02/1905 
06/16/1918 
05/06/1901 



DATE OF DEATH 

06/25/1997 

09/11/1997 
01/15/1998 
11/21/1997 
01/04/1998 
06/24/1997 
12/23/1997 
01/10/1998 



What local pastors have died during the year? 

NAME DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 

ACTIVE: None 

RETIRED: 

John Thomas Ledford 08/29/1914 06/24/1997 

What spouses of ministers have died during the year? (If women, give maiden 
name also.) 

06/01/1910 

06/20/1951 

02/03/1906 

01/01/1927 

12/13/1918 

10/02/1910 

04/04/1898 

07/14/1914 

01/05/1911 

04/14/1905 



Margaret Regan Beam 

Bettie Ann Wilkerson Hicks Cobb 

Annie Irene Brown Edens 

Eula Elizabeth Lewis Farmer 

Delora Williams Holland Fortescue 

Erma E. Williams Glover 

Ocie Burleson Hathaway 

Stella Mae Holbrook Jones 

Ruth Nixon Maness 

Bertha Elizabeth Raines Martin 



Wilhelmina Mildred Powell McCallum 05/12/1916 



12/20/1997 
10/27/1997 
02/06/1998 
12/18/1997 
11/30/1997 
02/10/1998 
06/12/1998 
09/02/1997 
04/06/1998 
01/12/1998 
01/01/1998 
02/11/1998 
02/20/1998 
08/11/1997 
11/03/1997 
03/11/1998 
06/10/1998 
10/22/1997 
10/31/1997 



Mary Blanche Stokes Measamer 1 1/06/1 902 

Myra Ercell Vaden Morris 05/09/1 9 1 4 

Frances Sharpe Queen 07/05/1910 

Linda Joyce Howe Paschal 01/24/1942 

Maxine Geneva Bailey Shinkle 12/09/1909 

Catherine Mable Murdock Thompson 12/21/1918 

Margaret Louise Watkins Ward 08/04/1 9 1 8 

Edna Marion Coghill Way 02/07/1 93 1 

What probationary or ordained ministers have received appointments in other Annual 

Conferences of The United Methodist Church while retaining their membership in this 

Annual Conference (UU322.8, 337.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate Annual Conference 

where appointed. Indicate whether Deacon in Full Connection, Elder in Full 

Connection, Probationary, or Associate Member.) 

NAME/CONFERENCE/DATE 

North Texas 
New York 
South Carolina 
North Georgia 
East Ohio 
Little Rock 
Minnesota 
South Carolina 
Western North Carolina 
Who are the probationary or ordained ministers on leave of absence and for what 
number of years consecutively has each held this relation (11351)? (If Probationary 



Charles Lynn Aaron, Jr. (E/FC) 
Richard Lawton Hanse (E/FC) 
Mary Martha Hatch (E/FC) 
Paul Jones Johnson III (E/FC) 
Thomas Ezekiel Joyce (PM) 
Carl Edward Settle (E/FC) 
Peter G. Singletary, Jr. (PM) 
David Burton Smith (E/FC) 
Troy Kevin Todd (PM) 



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Members or Associate Member, so indicate. Record Charge Conference where 
membership is held.) 

a) Voluntary? (v; v 2/3 after 5 yrs) 
NAME/NUMBER OF YEARS/CHARGE CONFERENCE 

Harold Dean Blackburn (PM) 07/01/97 Burlington: St. Paul's 

Vernon Weaver Brown III 07/01/96 Swansboro 

Billy Boyd Cuthrell (AM) 07/01/96 Ayden 

Richard Henry Parker 02/01/95 Snead's Ferry: First 

Kenneth C. Singley 01/21/97 Currituck 

% Stephen Floyd Swartz-Strock 07/01/93 Durham Tabernacle 

% Geiselle Thompson 07/01/93 Raleigh: Trinity 

Stuart Ralph Tucker 07/01/98 Durham: Mt. Zion 

b) Involuntary? (v 2/3) None 

c) What ordained ministers have been placed on leave of absence since the last 
session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

(1) Voluntary? None 

(2) Involuntary? None 

d) Who on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated since the last session 
of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

Bettye Donne Poole 03/13/98 

54. Who have been granted family leave, and for what number of years consecutively has 
each held this relation (1J352)? (v; v 2/3 after 5 yrs) 

a) At this session of the Annual Conference (include names of persons listed in 
Question 54b, if their leaves are continuing)? 

Camille Yorkey 07/01/97 " Wilmington: Harbor 

Suzanna Ross Helms 07/01/96 RA: Jenkins Memorial 

Joyce Lenore Parker 07/01/96 Mt. Zion(RM) 

b) Since the last session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? None 

c) Who have had their family leave terminated since the last session of the Annual 
Conference (ad interim)? None 

55. Who have been suspended under the provisions of 11358. lc, 112626. 3d, or 1J2627.1h? 
(Give effective dates.) None 

56. Who are granted sabbatical leave (11349)? (Give date when this relation became 
effective; if Associate Member, so indicate.) 

Carol Dell Hayes 04/01/99 Durham: Epworth 

57. What actions have been taken concerning disabled probationary or ordained ministers 
and full-time local pastors (H354. NOTE: Disability leave is a relationship that must be 
granted ANNUALLY by action of the Annual Conference. If the disability leave of 
persons in Q.57a) is continuing, list their names also in Q.57c). Persons listed here 
should not be listed as retired under Questions 58, 59, 60, or 61.) (v) 

a) Who were granted disability leave since the last Annual Conference session 
(11354.2) (Give effective dates and indicate if Probationary Member, Associate 
Member, or Full-time Local Pastor): 

LaVerne Blue Womack, Jr. 07/01/97 Laurinburg: First 

b) Who have had their disability leave terminated since the last conference session 
(11354.3)? (Give effective dates of terminations): None 

c) Who are granted disability leave at this session (11354.1)? (If Probationary 
Member, Associate Member, or Full-time Local Pastor, so indicate.) 

Wilson Edward Barber 07/01/94 Raleigh: Wesley Memorial 

George Franklin Blanchard 10/01/93 West End 

Nathan Hooks Byrd 09/01/95 BG: Davis Street 

William Thomas Clarke 01/01/96 Wanchese: Bethany 

Robert Blair Craig (FTLP) 12/01/92 Belgrade-Tabernacle 

James Wesley Hicks, Jr. (AM) 07/01/89 Pikeville:Mt.Carmel 

Richard Farmer Lewis, Sr.(AM)03/01/95 South Rosemary 

Donna Susan Moore 07/01/94 Elon: First 

James Olen Murphy, Jr. (PM) 07/01/98 GO: Brownings-Smith 

George Calvin Smith 04/01/90 Bethel-Lebanon 

Michael Lawrence Tart (FTLP) 05/01/96 Eureka 

LaVerne Blue Womack, Jr. 07/01/97 Laurinburg: First 

58. What Members in Full Connection have been retired (1J355): List alphabetically giving 
full name - first, middle, last - in that order. If retiring in the interim between 
conference sessions (U355.2d, indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Cinder 
H355.1, no vote required; under J355.2, v; under U355.3, v 2/3) 



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DEACONS 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? " None 

ELDERS 

a) THIS YEAR? 

James Lawson Bryan, 741 Kennette Drive, Graham, NC 27253 
Douglas Leon Byrd, 4909 Deer Garden Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606 

{Will retire 03/01/1999} 
Clyde Burton Cheezem, 205 S. 14 th St., Morehead City, NC 28557 
Clyde McGee Creech, 695 LaGrange Rd., LaGrange, NC 28551 
David Eson Daniel, 1307 Castleford Rd., Midland, Texas 79705 
James Sidney Epperson, 712 Home Trail, Gastonia, NC 28054 
Tommy Martin Faggart, 7542 Paul Linker Place, Harrisburg, NC 28075 
Julian Brice Helms, Jr., 2939 South NC 903 Hwy., Magnolia, NC 28453 
Thomas Donald Hoogerland, 202 Kuwicki Rd., Pikeville, NC 27863 
Alvin Joseph Morris, 4358 Manley Smith Rd., Nakina, NC 28455 
Miles Murphy, Jr., 16 Fort Worth St., Hampton, VA 23669 

{Will retire 09/01/98} 
Robert Stanford Pullman, 324 McQueen Rd., Aberdeen, NC 28315 
Tommy Gordon Privette, Efland, NC 

Julian Warren Scott, POBox 1781,(160 W. Baltimore St.),Pinebluff, NC 28373 
Paul Batteux Scott, Jr., 101 North Greene St., Snow Hill, NC 28580 
Carson Stanley Tyson, 8204 Hebron Church Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 
James Milan Waggoner, 3212 Barker Place, Raleigh, NC 27604 
Robert Louis Wallace, 3102 Greenhill Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 
RETIRED IN THE INTERIM BETWEEN CONFERENCE SESSIONS: 
Herbert Charles Davis(Retired:03/3 1/1 998)34 17 Winstead Rd., Rocky Mt.27804 
Eddie Jo Jarrett (Retired: 10/0 1/1 997)POBox 614,Decatur,GA 30031 
Elbert Russell Stott(Retired:10/10/1997)ll 1 Creek's Edge.Chapel Hill 27516 
WalterParkerWeaver(Retired:07/01/1997)623RockinghamRd,Lakeland,FL33810 
RogerCharlesWilliams,LP(Retired:07/01/1997)218SmithSt.,SouthHill,VA23970 

b) PREVIOUSLY? 

BG Gayle T. Alexander, Joseph C. Alexander, Chester J. Andrews, James A. 
Auman, Rene Orville Bideaux, William R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, Robert 
K. Eldredge, Otto Hardt, H. H. Hodgin, Joe D. Lister, L R. Mason, Jr., G. 
Robert McKenzie, Robert C. Mooney, Jr., Robert E. Lee Moser, George W. 
Ports, Jr., R. Dennis Ricks, Robert B. Storrs, Jr., Tommy Tyson, William L. 
Wolfe 

DU P. Wesley Aitken, Franklin Lee Alexander, Gordon E. Allen, Walton N. Bass, 
Richard R. Blankenhom, John R. Blue, Billy McCoy Carden, Helen Gray 
Crotwell, N. A. Desrosiers, Albert Fleet Fisher, Matt R. Gardner, Geraldine 
D. Ingram, O. Kelly Ingram, Barney L. Jones, Jr., Vassar W. Jones, Johnie 
L. Joyce, A. Kimsey King, Jr., Wallace H. Kirby, Charles H. Lancaster, 
Brooks B. Little, Eric O Murray, Robert T. Osborn, Charles E. Owens, 
Harvey Worth Pearce, John E. Reed, Cecil W. Robbins, Charles K. 
Robinson, C. Alison Simonton, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr., Eldon G. Woodcock 

EC Lewis A. Dillman, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph I. Epps, Lawrence A. Green, C. 
B. Hutcherson, Charles H. Hutchinson, Edgar E. Whitley, William E. Worley 

FA John K. Bergland, H. A. Bizzell, Jr., W. Hoyt Cheek, Harold M. Chrismon, 
Sr., Allen C. Edens, Jr., N. B. Hill, Jr., J. O. Jernigan, Thomas Garland 
Knott, James R. Lancaster, Jr., Samuel S. Lee, Lawrence Lugar, John M. 
Mackey, James Earl McLendon.T. Arnold Pope, Robert M. Poulk, William R. 
Rudd, Charles E. Sparks, Clarence L. Warren, Samuel J. Womack 

GO John C. Andrews, Robert L. Bame, A. D. Byrd, Jr., Charles F. Eakin, 
Charles M. Hackett, H. L Harrell, C. E. Hix, Jr., Jean L. Hood, Grady L. 
Kinley, F. D. Lamneck, Don Paul Lee, John D. Mitchell, E. G. Purcell, Jr., 
John M. Roberts, Nevin Snyder, Aaron G. Tyson, S. L. Wood, P. C. 
Yelverton 

GR Randall Baker, Murrell K. Glover, Robert G. Harris, Jr., A. P. Hill, Jr., John 
W. Hobbs, James G. Lupton, James H. Miller, Jr., Clarence E. O'Briant, J. 
B. Parvin, M. O. Stephenson, Wayne E. Thomas, Emerson M. Thompson, 
Jr., James H. Warren, Gladys R. Williford, Claude Thomas Wilson 

NB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Lester C. Bissette, Paul C. 
Browning, Charles V. Bryant, Roy O. Burgess, Clingman C. Capps, James 
H. Coile, Irving E. Cook, Rudolph H. Hodge, Horace L. McLaurin, Robert 



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L. Micks, Joseph C. Parker, Harold Thurman Pickett, William W. Sherman, 
Jr., Robert S. Shields, Jesse C. Staton, Sr., Wilbur C. Teachey, James A. 
Tingle, Pearl G. West 

RA Robert L. Baldridge, Troy J. Barrett, Joseph K. Bostick, Samuel H. Brown, 
W. Eric Carson, John M. Cline, Thomas A. Collins, John H. Crum, G. W. 
Crutchfield, B. L. Davidson, Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Clyde H. Dunn, Edward 
Cornwall Elliott, F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., K. E. Frazier, J. W. Garrison, J. 
Conrad Glass, Jr., R. Keith Glover, Dwight C. Jarvis, Norwood L. Jones, R. 
Norman Knight, Henry B. Lewis, James Columbus Loy, Tracy A. Maness, 
W. N. McDonald, Robert Fullerton McKee, H. M. McLamb, George C. Megill, 
C. M. Mitchell, J. P. Moorman, Argel Payne, W. B. Petteway, L P. Plyler, F. 
R. Randolph, J. Earl Richardson, J. P. Rickards, Robin R. Scroggs, K. B. 
Sexton, Rufus H. Stark II, Neil H. Thompson, C. Clyde Tucker, Jr., Vernon 
Cephas Tyson, H. Robert Warren, Christian White, John H. White, James 
A. Williams, A. W. Winstead, O. B. Wooldridge 

RO John D. Aycock, Kenneth E. Beane, Paul G. Bunn, Simeon F. Cummings, 
Robert S. Gibson, T. H. House, Harold F. Leatherman, Robert A. MacLean, 
Leonard Mayo, Clyde G. McCarver, B. F. Meacham, Robert F. Moore, Lee 
A. Phillips, Robert J. Rudd, J. H. Shiver, James M. Short, L. Ray Sparrow, 
James C. Stokes, Jr., Amos H. Stone, D. D. Traynham, William M. Wells, 
Jr., Kermit R. Wheeler, Herman S. Winberry 

RM L. E. Blackburn, Sidney G. Boone, Daniel D. Bowman, G. Lloyd Edge, 
Aydlett J. Eure, Jr., John T. Greene, Donald Lee Harris, Lester P. Jackson, 
R. Harry Jordan, Carlton P. McKita, Dan E. Meadows, Charles H. Mercer, 
Robert W. Morgan, Brooks Patten, John T. Smith, H. Langill Watson, H. M. 
Wilkinson 

SA Morris L. Barber, Bobby C. Black, William H. Brady, James C. P. Brown, 
Robert F. Bundy, Angus M. Cameron, J. Claude Chaffin, John R. Crew, Jr., 
W. A. Crow, W. Everette Eason, Clarence Garner, Charles Franklin Grill, 
James W. Hamilton, C. S. Hubbard, JackM. Hunter, William P. Lowdermilk, 
Travis W. Owen, Robert Bruce Pate, J. E. Sponenberg, Mary L. Von Canon, 
Ben H. Wilson III 

WI Clyde S. Boggs.H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Fleming, Jr., Rayford H. Methvin, 
Peleg Dameron Midgett III, Ben F. Musser, John S. Pearsall, Luther M. 
Peele, Jr., James Allen Starnes, Roger E. Thompson 

59. What Associate Members have been retired (11355): (List alphabetically giving full name 
- first, middle, last - in that order. If retiring in the interim between conference sessions 
(1f355.2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Cinder 1355.1, no vote required; 
under U355.2, v; under 1J355.3, v 2/3) 

a) THIS YEAR? 

Donnie Gray Davis, Sr., 239 Bowers Lane, Ellerbe, NC 28338 
John Rodney Lane, Jr., 2991 Burnsville St., SW, Supply, NC 28462 

b) PREVIOUSLY? 

Daniel Mercer Forbes 1995 

William Nelson Fulford 1985 

Johnnie Sinclair Huggins 1993 

Henry Marcus Hunnings 1987 

Russell Ray Knowles 1991 

Waverly Douglas Lamb 1980 

Maurice Lew Lancaster 1996 

Gerald Rudolph Massey 1997 

John Gilbert Olive 1993 

Evander Parnell 1996 

Robert Eugene Rattz 1996 

Luther Vernon Wesley 1985 

60. What Probationary Members have been retired (11355): (List alphabetically giving full 
name - first, middle, last - in that order. If retiring in the interim between conference 
sessions (11355. 2d), indicate the effective date of retirement.) (Cinder H 355.1, no vote 
required; under U355.2, v; under f 355.3, v 2/3) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? None 

61. Who have been recognized as retired local pastors (U345.5): 
a) This year? 

Roger Charles Williams 07/01/97 



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b) Previously? 

Jefferson Woodrow Davis 1984 

Riley Tex Hamilton 1995 

Riley Vance Hardison, Jr. 1987 

Robert Houston Hargrove 1997 

Charles John Hause 1991 

Herbert Franklin Home 1990 

Doris J. Johnson 1995 

Richard R. Leonhard 1996 

Charles Maura Treihart 1983 

Roy L. Turnage, Jr. 1982 

Trade Varnum 1984 

62. Changes in clergy membership: What is the number of ordained ministers: (NOTE: 
The numbers in parenthesis following each category listing are the question numbers 
in this report form where ministers in that category are listed. The number reported 
below should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding questions.) 

a) Elected as Associate Members? (27) 4 

b) Elected as Probationary Members? (28a, b, 29a, b, c) 17 

c) Elected as Deacons in Full Connection? (33) 4 

d) Elected as Elders in Full Connection? (34, 35) 12 

e) Readmitted? (36, 37a, b) 2 

Retired made effective? (38a, b, c) 

g) Transferred in? (32a, b, c, 39, 40) 5 

h) Transferred out? (45) 1 

i) Discontinued as Probationary Members? (46) 1 

j) Honorably located this year? (47a) 

k) Withdrawn? (50a, b, c) 2 

1) Administratively located? (50d) 

m) Terminated by trial? (50e) 

n) Deceased (51a, b, c) 11 

63. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 611 

b) Local churches? 826 

64. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference: 
a) By appointment category and conference relationship? 

(NOTES: 

(1) Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form corresponding 
to each category have been placed in parenthesis following the category 
title. Where these question numbers appear, the number reported in that 
category should agree with the number of names listed in the 
corresponding question. 

(2) For the three categories of Appointments Beyond the Local Church, please 
report as follows: 

11335. la, c): the number of clergy members appointed within United 
Methodist connectional structures, including district superintendents, or to 
an ecumenical agency. 

U335.1b, c): the number of clergy members appointed to extension 
ministries, under endorsement by the Division of Chaplains and Related 
Ministries of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 
U335.1d): the number of clergy members appointed to other valid 
ministries, confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Annual Conference. 
See the Discipline paragraphs indicated for more detailed description of 
these appointment categories.) 



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DEACONS 

in Full 

Categories Connection 


ELDERS 

in Full 

Connection 


Associate Mbrs/ 

Probationary Affiliate Mbrs 

Members With Vote 


Full- 
Time 
LPs 


Part- 
Time 
LPs 


Pastors/Other Ministries 
Within Local Church 
(1111322.10,330) 15 


379 


55 


20 


32 


65 


Appointments to 
Extension Ministries 
(iriT322,lb f 335.1a,c) 

(81a) 4 


33 


2 


1 


X 


X 


Appointments to 
Extension Ministries 
(335.1b,c) 
(81b) 


21 








X 


X 


Appointments to 
Extension Ministries 
(11332.1a, 335. Id) 
(81c) 


33 


2 





X 


X 


Appointments to 
Attend School 
(82) 


2 


1 





X 


X 


Appointed to Other 
Annual Conferences 
(52) 


6 


3 





X 


X 


On Leave of Absence 
(53) 


6 


1 


1 


X 


X 


On Family Leave 
(54) 


3 








X 


X 


On Sabbatical Leave 
(56) 











X 


X 


On Disability Leave 
(57c) 


7 


1 


2 


(2) 


X 


Retired 
(58, 59, 60) 


270 





14 


(12) 


X 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 19 


760 


65 


38 


32 


65 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 979 



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b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: see the instruction for item 64 for 
guidelines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) 



Cateqories 


DEACONS 

in Full 

Connection 


ELDERS 

in Full 

Connection 


Associate Mbrs/ 

Probationary Affiliate Mbrs 

Members With Vote 


Full- 
Time 
LPs 


Part- 
Time 
LPs 


Female 




11 


80 


16 


1 


6 


12 


Male 




8 


680 


49 


37 


26 


53 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 




19 


760 


65 


38 


32 


65 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 




979 












Asian 







2 


2 








1 


African American/Black 





17 


6 


3 


1 


3 


Hispanic 







1 


1 











Native American 




1 


6 


1 








3 


Pacific Islander 






















White 




18 


734 


55 


35 


31 


58 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 




19 


760 


65 


38 


32 


65 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 




979 













The totals entered in these spaces should agree with the comparable totals in the bottom 
two lines of Q.64a). 



PART HI: DIACONAL MINISTERS 

65. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (U2626.4)? (v) 

Principals: 1 999-Margaret Anne Biddle, 1999-Susan Parker, 1 999-Anna Workman 

Reserves: 1999-Alice Kunka, 1999-Kim Lamb 

Who are the candidates for diaconal ministry (H304-305)? 

Jeffrey Cline Joyce Day John B. Fisher 

Jan Irvine Myra Porter Peele Gretchen Shea 

Nancy Willard 

Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (11307)? (v) (List alphabetically): 

Juanita Cousins Bryant - Durham District Betty Ann Buckley, Raleigh District 

Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (113 13.3c)? (v) None 

Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (11312)? None 

Who are transferred out as diaconal ministers (11312)? 
Mark David Haines - TN Conference 
David M. Hines - WNC Conference 

Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by 

Annual Conference action (U313.3)?(CInder 1313.2a, no vote; under 13133b, v 2/3) 

None 



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67. 

68. 
69. 
70. 



71 



Conference Business Questions 164 

72. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: None 

b) Retired: Alma W. Offutt 

73. What diaconal ministers have been granted leaves of absence under 113 13. la, c, d) 
(disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave): (v) 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 
Amy Lynn Kelley 09/01/97 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in 
Question 73a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): 

Alice B. Arledge - 09/15/96 (3rd yr) 
Rebecca Lile - 07/15/94 (2nd yr) 
David M. Sluder, Sr. - 06/08/94 (5th yr) 

74. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (1J3l3.le): 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 

None 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in 
Q.74a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): None 

75. Who have returned to active status: 

a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (1T313.1a, c, d)? 

None 

b) From extended leave (H313.1e)? (v) None 

76. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal 
ministers (11313.2): (Cinder !313.2b, v 2/3) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? 

Bernice Ballance Laura Sexton Davenport Robert H. Garrison, Jr. 

Marilyn Johnson Irene F. Gattis Tacoma O'Connor 

Wanda Gail Walker Leslie C. Womack 

PART IV: APPOINTMENTS AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS 

77. What clergy members are approved for appointment to less than full-time service, what 
is the total number of years for which such approval has been granted to each, and 
for what fraction of full-time service (in one-quarter increments) is approval granted (for 
purposes of equitable compensation claim and pension credit (U1J322.5, 329.2, 333.2, 
1506.4b): (v2/3) 

NAME SERVICE IN 1/4 INCREMENTS DATE 

Jeanne Beard Allen(PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

Patricia H. Archer (FD) one-half time 07/01/98 

David Jack Beck(PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

George Rosser Carter III(PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

Marty Jeffrey Cauley(PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

Richard Leon Farmer(PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

Danielle Augusta Hargett(PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

Edith Dudley Jenkins one-fourth time 07/01/96 

Patricia J. Sellers Lykins (FD) three-fourths time 07/01/97 

Jerry Dean Martin (PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

George McDougald, Jr. one-half time 07/01/98 

James Gerrard Mentzer (PM) one-half time 07/01/97 

Gregory Carlton Minnick (AM) one-half time 07/01/97 

Marilyn K. Shipman (PM) one-half time 07/01/98 

Mary Ellen Phelan Switzer one-half time 07/01/92 

Richard Martin Tysinger one-half time 07/01/92 

John Eldred Williams one-fourth time 07/01/84 

78. Who have been appointed as Interim Pastors under the provisions of 1J329.3 since the 
last session of the annual conference, and for what period of time? 

(See Question 79) 

79. What changes have been made in appointments since the last Annual Conference 
session? (Attach list. Include Appointments Beyond the Local Church and give effective 
dates of all changes.) 

CLERGY: 

BGRL1NGTON: Al Trotter from Bellemont (101.1) to Mebane (133.1), 9/1/97. 
Jeffrey L Roberts from DCI: Salem (Person Co.) (252.1) to Bellemont (101.1), 9/1/97. 
Luis Reinoso from RM: Calvary (1002.0) to Mebane, Associate (133.1), 1/1/98. 
Denise Conner Waters from Chapel Hill: University, FD, to Extension Ministry as Asst. 
Director of Chaplaincy at Methodist Retirement Home, Durham, 3/1/98. 



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DURHAM: Stuart Crank from Longhurst (250.1) to Helena (233.1) 9/1/97. 

Christopher Hill from Helena (233.1) to Salem (Person Co.) (252.1) 9/1/97. 

Herbert Lowry to Longhurst (250.1) from RO:Collins Chapel (905.1) 9/1/97. 

Jeffrey L. Roberts from Salem (Person Co.) to BU:Bellemont (101.1) 9/1/97. 

David O. Jenkins, Extension Ministries, from Campus Minister, Wesley Fellowship, 

Duke University to Exec. Director of Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, 9/8/97. 

Para R. Drake from Mt. Tirzah (241.1) to Associate, Durham: Trinity (228.1) 3/1/98. 

Reginald Ponder, Jr. from Andrews Chapel (202.1) to Mt. Tirzah (241.1) 3/1/98. 

Andrews Chapel (202.1) TBS, 3/1/98. 

Ken Buckingham appointed to Andrews Chapel (202.1), 3/1/98. 

Jennifer Williams appointed to Associate, Mt. Sylvan (223.1), 6/1/98. 

FAYETTEV1LLE: Michael Edward Rocheleau Appointed to Attend School at Asbury 

Theological Seminary, 7/1/97. 

Timothy S. Taylor of South River Charge (444.0) was discontinued, 2/4/98. 

South River Charge (444.0) TBS by Margaret Harriss (IS), 2/8/98. 

Carla J. Scanlan, Extension Ministries, became a Family Therapist with Adams 

Community Mental Health in Denver, CO. 

GOLDSBORO: Robert Dean appointed to Eureka (507.0), 8/1/97. 

Arthur Winstead appointed to Smithfield: Asbury (536.1), 8/1/97. 

Bryan Trotter left appointment at Kenly-Buckhom (525.0), 2/25/98. 

William S. Hoyle appointed to Kenly-Buckhom (525.0), 3/1/98. 

GREENVILLE: Irving Terwillinger is no longer pastor of Grimesland-Warren's Chapel 

Charge (615.0) since Grimesland was closed and Warren's Chapel became a single 

station. 12/31/97. 

Dan Earnhardt became part-time pastor at Warren's Chapel (615.3) 1/1/98. 

RALEIGH: Eddie Jo Jarrett's appointment changed from Leave of Absence to Retired, 

10/1/97. 

Elaine Lilliston, Deacon/FD, was appointed to Fuquay-Varina (815.1) as associate 

pastor, 1/1/98. 

Michele R. Merchant, Extension Ministries, became Director of Pastoral Education at 

St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, 2/1/98. 

Scott Russell Smith was discontinued from Union Chapel (855.1), 3/1/98. 

Eric O. Murray, a retired supply, was appointed to Union Chapel, 3/1/98. 

Bettye D. Poole, PM, Leave of Absence was terminated and she was appointed to an 

Extension Ministry as Clinical Chaplain, Wake County Public Safety Center Detention 

Facility, 3/13/98. 

ROCKINGHAM: Herbert Lowry, Jr. of Collins Chapel (905.1) to 

Longhurst (250.1) in the Durham District, 9/1/97. 

Larry M. Chandler of Fairview (909.1) to Collins Chapel (905.1) 

9/1/97. 

David Malcolm was appointed interim supply at Fairview (909.1), 9/1/97 

Russell Stott of Maxton: St. Paul (929.1) retired 9/1/97. 

Malcolm C. Willingham from Extension Ministry appointment to Maxton: St. Paul 

(929.1), 11/1/97. 

LaVerne Womack was changed from Sabbatical Leave to Disability Leave, 7/1/97. 

ROCKY MOUNT: Luis F. Reinoso from Calvary (1002.0) to Associate, Mebane (133.1), 

1/1/98. 

Hunter Preston from Seaboard Charge (1033.0) to Calvary (1002.0), 1/1/98. 

Seaboard Charge (1033.0) TBS, 1/1/98. 

H. Charles Davis, Extension Ministries as Missionary to Armenia, retired, 3/31/98. 

WILMINGTON: Shana Deanetia Harrison, PM, to Extension Ministries as Volunteer in 

Mission, Peru, 7/1/97. 

G. Jerome Smith left Hallsboro (1214.1) for an Extension Ministries 

appointment as Director of Communication for SEJAC, 1/1/98. 

Walter B. Marlow, full time local pastor, appointed to Hallsboro (1214.1), 1/1/98. 

Herbert Zigbuo left St. John-Smith Chapel (1241.0) to return to Liberia, 3/1/98. 

Sewinkon Nagbe, 337.1, appointed to St. John-Smith Chapel, 3/1/98. 

D1ACONAL MINISTERS: 

RALEIGH: Mark Haines transferred to the Tennessee Conference. 

Judy Olivia Jolly moved from Raleigh: Hayes Barton (837.1) and was appointed as 

Director of Christian Education of the Greenville District, 10/1/97. 

Who are appointed to ministry to the local church and where are they appointed for 

the ensuing year? (Attach a list. Include: Elders, Deacons, Associates, Local Pastors, 

and Probationary Members.) 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 



Conference Business Questions 1 66 

81. Who are appointed to ministry to extension ministries for the ensuing year? (Attach a 
list. Include: Elders, Deacons, and Probationary Members.) 

a) Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (1T1T322. lb, 335.1a, c)? 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

b) To ministries endorsed by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry (11335. lb, 
c)? (See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of Iff 322. la, 335. Id? (Deacons, 
no vote; Elders, v 2/3) (See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

82. Who are appointed to attend school (11416.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose 
prime appointments is to attend school.) 

Associate Members: 

Probationary Members: 

Members in Full Connection: 

(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

83. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (11310) [1992 
Discipline]? (Attach List) 

(Diaconal minister appointments are included in the Appointment List.) 

84. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes in 
pension credit (111506.6), correction or additions to matters reported in the Business 
of the Annual Conference form in previous years, and legal name changes of clergy 
members and diaconal ministers.) 

Julie B. Forringer, Extension Ministries, became Julie Forringer Purcell. 
Danielle A. Spiwak, changed name to Danielle A. Hargett 

85. Where shall the next Conference Session be held (H603.3)? 

Methodist College and Cumberland County Auditorium/Arena, Fayetteville, North 
Carolina 



167 Conference Appointments 

THE 1998 - 1999 APPOINTMENTS 

Key to Appointment List 

PM Probationary Member AM Associate Member 

FL Full-Time Local Pastor LP Part-Time Local Pastor 

SP Student Local Pastor RM Retired Pastor Serving as Supply 

OE Elder Mbr/Other Conference OF Full Mbr/Another Denomination 

OD Deacon Mbr/Other Conference LP/D Part-time Local/Deacon 

IS Interim Supply FD Deacon 

[2] Indicates number of churches on the charge. Number in right-hand column indicates 

the number of years clergy has been appointed to that charge. 

BURLINGTON DISTRICT - 54 Charges 

RODNEY G. HAMM, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 3 
3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

Bellemont Jeffrey L. Roberts 2 

Bethel Randy C. Blanchard 1 

BURLINGTON: 

Davis Street Michael B. Hobbs 4 

. . Associate Lily Ker Chou LP ... . 1 

Emmanuel James L. Hobbs 2 

Faith T. Scott Watford 6 

Front Street William C. Simpson, Jr 4 

. . Associate Duke C. Lackey 1 

Diaconal Minister . Anna Gail Workman 

Grace Carson O. Wiggins 6 

St. Paul's Samuel A. Williams, Jr 5 

Burlington Circuit [2] Charles M. Litzenberger 2 

Canboro Daniel T. Earnhardt 1 

Cedar Grove Stephen R. Cheyney PM ... 2 

Center G. Rosser Carter III PM ... 4 

CHAPEL HILL: 

Aldersgate Susan L. Allred 12 

Amity Norman R. Fitzgerald PM ... 1 

Christ Reagan V. May 4 

Orange Albert Shuier 1 

. . Associate David Bostian SP . . . . 2 

University William H. Gattis 13 

. . Associate Ronald E. Gonia 7 

Chestnut Ridge Jay William Bissett SP . . . . 4 

Cobb Circuit [3] Rufus E. Butner III 6 

Concord Jeanne Ross Neal SP . . . . 3 

Efland James T. Weaver, Jr 4 

Elon College: First . . r Randall E. Innes 3 

Eno-Palmers Grove [2J Steven Taylor SP 1 

Evergreen Lisa Creech Bledsoe 1 

Fairview John H. Dutton, Jr 4 

Friendship Alvin M. Home 17 

GRAHAM: 

Cedar Cliff Richard Dawson 1 

Christ Nancy Sturdivant OE ... 1 

First G. Paul Phillips III 2 

FD Cynthia D. Powell 

Haw River Roderic L. Mullen 2 

Hebron Jesse C. Staton, Jr 6 

Hightower [3] Thomas Denny SP . . . . 2 

Hillsborough Herman N. Ward, Jr 30 

Lea's Chapel W. Douglas Lain SP 2 

Leasburg R. Vann Spivey SP . . . . 3 

Lebanon-Carr [2] Marty J. Cauley PM ... 4 



Conference Appointments 168 

Mebane J. Albert Trotter . 2 

. . Associate Luis F. Reinoso 2 

Milton [3] J. Ross O'Neal, Jr SP 1 

Mt. Hermon Rick A. Moser 6 

New Hope-Purley [2] Floyd R. Morrow, Jr 5 

New Sharon Carl Dean Belcher 10 

Phillips Chapel Ebem Earl Allen 8 

Prospect John W. Ruth 1 

Rock Creek Nancy Sturdivant OE ... 1 

St. Luke's L. William Baird OF ... 4 

Salem (Alamance) Benjamin W. Kelley PM ... 2 

Saxapahaw Rachel T. Moser 6 

Shiloh Guy V. Soule, Jr 2 

Swepsonville Glenn B. Everett 3 

Union Grove Richard O. Greenway 1 

Walnut Grove R. Michael Sykes 13 

Warren's Grove J. Allen Lovell PM ... 1 

West Orange [2] Frank M Garton PM ... 1 

Yanceyville Vassar W. Jones RM ... 2 

DURHAM DISTRICT - 61 Charges 
GLENDA N. JOHNSON, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 1 

522 S. Duke Street, Durham NC 27701 

Allensville-Trinity [2] G. Ronald Patton 6 

Andrews Chapel Kenneth Buckingham SP . . . . 1 

Bahama Charge [3] Marilyn K. Shipman PM ... 1 

Bahama: Mt. Bethel Ronald J. Snider 5 

Banks-Grove Hill [2] Diane M. Blanchard 3 

Brookland-Brooksdale [2] D. Brent Laytham 4 

Butnen Community Rosanna C. Panizo-Valladares OE ... 1 

Concord Andrea R. Woodhouse 3 

Creedmoor Everett J. France 5 

. . Associate Susan France LP ... . 1 

DURHAM: 

Aldersgate Johnny H. Branch 5 

Asbury W. Ken Hall, Sr. 1 

Asbury Temple Dwayne Craig OD ... 2 

Bethany Michael Pasquarello III 4 

Bethesda David Girod PM ... 1 

Calvary Laurie H. Coffman 5 

Carr Brian W. Wingo 4 

Duke Memorial Ruth Harper Stevens 1 

. . Associate Lisa Brown Cole 4 

FD Robert Irvine 

Duke's Chapel Patrice Cheasty-Miller 4 

Durham Hispanic Ministry . . Edgardo A. Colon-Emeric PM ... 2 

Epworth Ben C. Rouse 1 

. . Associate Bess G. Hunnings 7 

Diaconal Minister . Susan M. Parker 

Glendale Heights Edward F. Bogie 5 

Good Shepherd Shane M. Benjamin PM ... 3 

Lakewood Carolyn Lucas OF ... 2 

McMannen Robert C. Redmond 4 

Parkwood Vickie S. Pruett 5 

Pleasant Green R. Lawrence Bowden, Jr 9 

Reconciliation Lawrence E. Johnson 2 

. . Associate G. Kevin Baker 2 

Resurrection Edith L. Gleaves 4 

St. Paul Clinton W. Spence PM ... 3 



1 69 Conference Appointments 

Trinity H. Gray Southern 8 

. . Associate Para R. Drake PM ... 1 

Rat Rock Jeffrey D. Arthurs 5 

Fletcher's Chapel Delores A. Langley 6 

Gillburg-Spring Valley [2) Pamela J. Gilliam PM ... 3 

Granville Circuit [2\ Carolyn Sims SP 1 

Granville-Vance [3] Donnie L. Jones SP . . . . 5 

Helena Stewart A. Crank PM ... 2 

HENDERSON: 

City Road D. Stephen Stutts 5 

First J. Donald Phillips 4 

White Memorial-Hermon [2] Benjamin Sims SP . . . . 3 

Marrow's Chapel William A. Bums SP . . . . 1 

Massey's Chapel TBS 

Middleburg Michael Rocheleau PM ... 1 

ML Carmel Joe Jones IS .... 1 

Mt. Sylvan Robert D. O'Keef 4 

. . Associate Jennifer B. Williams PM ... 1 

ML Tirzah Reginald W. Ponder, Jr. PM . . . 1 

ML Zion Norma Walters 1 

Oak Grove David W. Woodhouse 3 

Oxford Alan P. Swartz 5 

FD Brigitte Freeman Morris 

Oxford: Salem Lee Roy Pittard III SP . . . . 4 

Plank Chapel William M. Budzinski PM ... 2 

Rehoboth-Harris Chapel [2] Carol Noy. SP 1 

Rougemont [3] Stephen B. Hall 3 

ROXBORO: 

Ca-Vel Danielle A. Hargett PM ... 1 

Grace Philip Pennington FL . . . . 2 

Longhurst Herbert Lowry, Jr SP . . . . 2 

Long Memorial W. D. Sabiston, Jr 5 

Salem (Person Co.) D. Christopher Hill 2 

Stem-Bullock's [2] Jeanne B. Allen PM ... 4 

Stovall John W. Yount LP/D . 21 

Tabernacle Douglas O. Townley SP . . . . 4 

Union Chapel Connie M. Stutts PM ... 1 

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT - 43 Charges 

WILLIAM M. PRESNELL, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 6 
P. O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Ahoskie Jerry W. Cribb 1 

Albemarle Frank Alexander RM ... 4 

All God's Children Laura G. Early 2 

Anderson Terry M. Williams LP ... . 5 

Center Hill Thomas Reck LP ... . 4 

Chowan: Bethany Ralph I. Epps RM ... 3 

Colerain TBS 

Colington Robert L. Pitsch ROE . . 8 

Creswell [2] Thomas R. Tarkenton ROE . . 1 

Currituck [2] Glenn H. McCranie OE ... 2 

Duck David S. Clift 5 

Edenton Rex E. Brooks 2 

ELIZABETH CITY: 

City Road Charles E. McKenzie 16 

First Charles L. Pollock 2 

. . Associate Kimberly G. Pollock 2 

Riverside Milford Oxendine, Jr. 1 

Gatesville [3] William E. Clements 1 

Harrellsville [2] Walter G. Johnston III LP 2 



Conference Appointments 1 70 

Hatteras [3] James R. Huskins 8 

Hertford Jonathan E. Strother 6 

Kinnakeet [3] Raymond C. Warren PM ... 3 

Kitty Hawk Francis C. Bradshaw 6 

Manns Harbor [2] James Edward Tosto FL . . . . 4 

Manteo: Mt. Olivet Dennis M. Goodwin 3 

Mt. Hermon Haywood W. Gillikin 9 

Moyock Michael F. Gast PM ... 2 

Murfreesboro [2] William M. Jeffries 3 

New Hope Milton B. Collier, Jr 4 

Newland-Grace [2] Alan C. Gibson 10 

North Gates [3] William H. Altman PM ... 3 

Ocracoke Vance C. Way 1 

Perkins Margaret Saunders LP . . . 12 

Perquimans [3] James R. Krepps FL . . . . 1 

Pilmoor Memorial C. Scott Wilson-Parsons OE ... 1 

Plymouth Carolyn R. Smith 3 

Sharon W. Sherman Guthrie AM ... 2 

Shiloh (Stumpy Pt.) Dwight Burrus IS .... 2 

South Camden [2] David O. Moehring 3 

South Mills [3] Berry L. Taylor II 3 

Tyrrell [3] James Harold Daniels OF ... 4 

Gnion-Newbegun [2] Steven N. Formo 7 

Wanchese: Bethany William E. Holliday 5 

Windsor [2] Clyde A Denny 6 

Woodland G. Stephen Castle OD ... 1 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT - 49 Charges 

J. THOMAS SMITH, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 7 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Angier Henry W. Lee 6 

CLINTON: 

First Homer E. Morris 4 

Grace Richard A. Stanley, Jr. 1 

Clinton Circuit [3] Dorothy L. Rudd FL . . . . 2 

Coats Charles L. Herrin 5 

Coharie Richard A. Stanley, Jr. 1 

. . Asst. to Pastor Sidney A. Collins LP ... . 2 

Cotton George B. Williford LP ... . 6 

Cumberland Hope A. Vickers 2 

Dunn: Divine Street M. Francis Daniel 7 

Erwin-Parkers Grove [2] W. Kenneth Hall, Jr 4 

FAYETTEVILLE: 

Camp Ground Danny G. Allen 1 

Christ Walter L. Graves 9 

Cornerstone Benjamin S. Sharpe, Jr 4 

Culbreth Bobby P. Tyson, Jr 3 

Gardners Michael A. Davis 4 

Grace-Trinity [2] Carolyn Cummings-Woriax PM ... 3 

Harry Hosier Eldrick R. Davis 10 

Haymount William E. Braswell 4 

. . Associate Carl H. King PM ... 3 

FD David Anthony Argo 

Hay Street R. Carl Frazier, Jr 2 

John Wesley Jesse Brunson 2 

Johnson Memorial John H. Tyson 2 

Person Street Wilson Strickhausen IS .... 6 

St. Andrews Haywood A. Smith 9 

St. Matthews Lairy G. Patrick 1 

Salem Raymond K. Wittman 6 



171 Conference Appointments 

Victoiy John R. Woodard, Jr. 1 

Wesley Heights Tryon D. Lancaster IS .... 7 

Goshen-Keener [2] Thomas B. Supplee 4 

Harnett: Cokesbury H. M. Chrismon RM ... 6 

Harnett County: New Church . . . Barry P. Drum 1 

Hope Mills J. A. Winston III 5 

Hopewell Dennis R. Sheppard 10 

Kipling Edward C. Hill 2 

Leslie Adam F. Seate SP . . . . 2 

Lillington Stacey Z. Graves 6 

Manners [3] Daniel P. Jones FL . . . . 2 

Marvin Curtis M. Mull, Jr AM ... 2 

Newton Grove [3J David Harriss FL . . . . 1 

RAEFORD: 

First Richard C. Vaughan 1 

Hoke [2] Donald R. Shields 5 

Roseboro K. Bryan Sexton, Jr. 1 

Sampson [3] Andrew B. Wood LP . . . 10 

South River [3] Margaret Harriss IS .... 1 

Spring Hill Bobby P. Tyson, Sr 6 

Spring Lake Allen C. Edens, Jr RM . . 12 

Stedman: Cokesbury William A. Boykin 1 

Tabor Milton E. Little LP . . . 15 

Gnion James W. Caviness, Jr AM ... 8 

Wesley-Black's Chapel [2] Franklin D. Daniels 4 

GOLDSBORO DISTRICT - 49 Charges 

JAMES C. LEE, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 5 
P. O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27534 

Benson [2] Bobby E. Smith 1 

Beston John M. Roberts RM ... 3 

Bethel (Wayne Co.) Wallace B. Lewis AM . . 11 

Bethel (Duplin Co.) Mark Stephens LP ... . 3 

Brogden Robert Kretzu FL . . . . 1 

Brownings-Smith [2] Neal E. Wingfield PM ... 1 

Ebenezer Rose Hicks LP ... . 2 

Eureka [3] Robert Dean OF ... 2 

Faison L. James Lowe OD ... 3 

Falling Creek Lee Edwards FL . . . . 3 

Four Oaks W. Joseph Yow, Jr 11 

Fremont Richard L. Ward 6 

Friendship-Unity Robert Bandy IS .... 1 

Gam's Chapel Jerry Mitchell LP ... . 1 

GOLDSBORO: 

Daniels Memorial Virgil B. Huffman 6 

Jefferson Joseph E. Kossan 4 

New Hope Stephen N. Little 5 

Pine Forest Terry L. Huffines 2 

Providence W. Arthur Warren, Jr 2 

St. Luke Charles K. Moseley 3 

St Paul Charles K. Morrison 1 

. . Associate Madison N. Hankal 4 

Salem T. R. Miller PM ... 3 

Institute-Hickory Grove [2] James W. O'Hara OF ... 2 

Johnston Circuit [2] Donna Fowler-Marchant PM ... 3 

Kenansville Parish [4] Roger D. Paxton 3 

. . Associate Leland Heath IS .... 1 

Kenry-Buckhom [2] William S. Hoyle, Jr PM ... 1 

LaGrange Thomas W. Newman 4 

Magnolia [3] Robert M. Hammond 2 



Conference Appointments 1 72 

Micro-Fellowship [2] Kris Robert Meyer SP . . . . 4 

Mt. Olive: First Joseph W. Forbes 3 

PIKEVILLE: 

ML Carmel Gerald R. Massey RAM . . 1 

St. Joseph Wayne M. Hicks 6 

Pine Level-Sanders [2] Michael Coppock SP 1 

Princeton Shirley Acker Ward AM ... 2 

Rones Chapel Bryan K. Simpson OE ... 2 

Rose Hill Paul T. Stallsworth 6 

Saulston H. Dennis Draper, Jr 3 

Selma: Edgerton Won Seok Namkoong PM ... 3 

Seven Springs James Humphries SP . . . . 3 

SMITHFIELD: 

Asbury Arthur Winstead RM ... 2 

Centenary Bruce D. Taylor 2 

FD Richard J. Williams 

Whitley-Elizabeth [2] Steven M. Hall 7 

Trinity (Lenoir Co.) Joyce D. Odom 4 

Turkey Craig Langston IS .... 2 

Walker Memorial T. C. West, Jr LP 5 

Wallace Frank I. Lloyd 5 

Warsaw Jerry M. Schronce FL . . . . 2 

Westwood David H. Francis 7 

Zion G. Derik Davis SP 1 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT - 46 Charges 

H. SIDNEY HOGGINS III, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 3 
215 Commerce Street, Greenville, NC 27858 

Aurora [3] Mack Styron II OF ... 2 

Ayden Dennis P. Levin 6 

Bath [2] Ronald F. Estes Fl 4 

Belhaven: Trinity [2] James A. Metzger FL . . . . 1 

Bell Arthur [31 Wilbur C. Ormond LP . . . 12 

Bethel Gayla G. Estes 5 

Chocowinity Edith D. Jenkins 1 

Conetoe John Williams 15 

Edwards Chapel Lester Bissette RM ... 2 

Farmville Randall G. Maynard 4 

. . Associate Thomas Kevin Taylor OD ... 1 

GREENVILLE: 

Covenant M. Eugene Tyson 4 

Holy Trinity J. Crispin Noble II 1 

Jarvis Memorial Thomas G. Holtsclaw 3 

. . Associate W. David Harrington 4 

FD Linda Logston 

St. James Woodrow W. Wells, Jr 7 

. . Associate Dennis M. Adams 4 

FD Stephen W. Vaughn II 

Grifton-Webb Chapel [2] F. Bruce Allen 1 

Hart-Speight A. J. Eure RM ... 4 

Hobgood [2] William L Barbee ROE . . 4 

Holly Springs Warren S. Cash AM ... 7 

Hookerton Ralph M. Hill 1 

Hyde County Cooperative Parish: 

Swan Quarter |4] Lon W. Miller 1 

Mattamuskeet [4] L. Ray Sparrow RM ... 4 

Jamesville [2) Kenneth L. Davenport SP . . . . 2 

Jerusalem Clarence E. O'Briant RM ... 7 



1 73 Conference Appointments 

KINSTON: 

Queen Street M. Whit Warren, Jr 6 

. . Associate William Craig Ham FL . . . . 4 

Westminster Jack M. Benfield 5 

Lane's Chapel-Bethany [2] Daniel P. Powers LP/D . 26 

Maury-Mt. Herman [2] Sidney Gene Hadden PM ... 2 

Noble's Chapel William Street IS 1 

Pink Hill-Beulaville [2] W. Clark Barfield 3 

Rainbow John C. Lupton, Jr FL . . . . 2 

Robersonville Donald K. Stewart PM ... 2 

Salem Jesse V. Bone 2 

Sharon Clint White LP ... . 2 

Snow Hill: Calvary M. Claire Oybum 1 

Stokes [3] Dennis C. Lamm LP ... . 3 

Tabernacle Douglas R. Woodworth IS .... 7 

Tarboro: St James Edward M. Gunter 1 

Vanceboro Roger D. Cope 5 

Vanceboro Circuit [3] Julia A. Dees FL . . . . 3 

Warren's Chapel Edith D. Jenkins 1 

WASHINGTON: 

Asbury Mike K. Pulliam FT 1 

First Milton T. Mann 4 

. . Associate Polly Taylor PM ... 3 

Washington Circuit [2] Craig Richardson FL . . . . 3 

Wesley Memorial W. Nelson Fulford RAM . 1 1 

Williamston: First Willie H. Frizzelle AM ... 1 

Woodington Claude T. Wilson RM ... 5 

NEW BERN DISTRICT - 47 Charges 

SAMUEL WYNN, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 3 
1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern, NC 28562 

Alliance-Arapahoe [2] Penny Dollar Farmer 13 

Asbury Charles C. Smith 7 

Atlantic William F. Williams 4 

Beaufort: Ann Street W. Rickman Pinner 4 

Beech Grove-Rhems [2] James E. Williams 4 

Belgrade-Tabernacle [2] Joseph C. Parker RM ... 3 

Bridgeton Sherwood Godwin 2 

Broad Creek Wilbur C. Teachey RM ... 4 

Cedar Island-Sea Level [2] R. L. Carpenter, Jr 5 

Core Creek-Tuttles Grove [2] . . . . Michael N. Nelson FL . . . . 6 

Dover-Clarks [2] R. M. Armstrong III 5 

Harkers Island Keith A. Miller OE ... 2 

Hariowe-Oak Grove [2] Robert C. Tflley FL 1 

HAVELOCK: 

Cherry Point Walter W. Gaskins, Jr 11 

First Eric N. Lindblade, Jr. 1 

Haw Branch Harold Hunt LP ... . 2 

Hubert Oak Grove-Queen's Crk [2] James R. Oliver 1 

JACKSONVILLE: 

Northwoods Jerry A. Jackson 1 

Pine Valley Ronald E. Gardner 3 

Trinity William C. Spencer, Jr 6 

Marshallberg-Smyrna [2] Ellis J. Bedsworth RM ... 8 

Maysville Hva L. Morton III LP 1 

Merrimon H. Paul Harris LP ... . 3 

Midway-Bethlehem [2] James H. McLean AM ... 7 

MOREHEAD CITY: 

First Milton H. Gilbert 4 

. . Associate Benjamin Wells PM ... 1 



Conference Appointments 1 74 

Franklin Memorial Joseph A. Motley 3 

St. Peter's David A. Banks 15 

NEW BERN: 

Centenary Carol W. Goehring 3 

David J. Goehring 3 

Faith Ralph A. Brown 4 

Garber E. Powell Osteen, Jr 4 

Riverside Michael G. Register LP ... . 2 

Trinity Leonard F. Doucette 3 

New Church Jeffrey L Severt 1 

Newport St James Susan C. Lindblade 1 

Oriental J. Stanley Brown 3 

Pamlico Cooperative Parish [5] . . Michael D. Weber 7 

. . Associate Michael Roach LP ... . 7 

. . Associate Thomas M. Nichols LP ... . 2 

Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel [2] ... James Hayes OD ... 1 

Richlands Chariene Pierce Guider 1 

Riverdale J. Neal Salter, Jr 6 

Salter Path Clyde Cheezem RM ... 1 

Shady Grove-Cypress Creek [2] . . Robert Hagerty FL . . . . 3 

Sneads Ferry: First Ira H. Smith 2 

Straits-North River [2] James M. Durner AM ... 3 

Swansboro A. Ray Broadwell 3 

. . Associate W. Allen Bingham 4 

Trenton-Maple Grove [2] William A. Olsen FT 1 

Verona Worlise Knowles LP ... . 1 

Williston-Stacy [2] John Michael Eubanks OF ... 1 

RALEIGH DISTRICT - 53 Charges 

KERMIT L. BRASWELL, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 4 
P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Apex Henry N. Lovelace 12 

Bunn-Hill King Ct. [2] Lynwood C. Boyette 2 

Calvary Dorathy Chance IS 1 

CARY: 

First D. Douglas Jessee 10 

. . Associate H. William Green 10 

. . Min. of Ed/Youth A. Craig Gaither OF ... 7 

FD Patricia V. Hicks 

Genesis Karen H. Whitaker 4 

. . Associate Guy L. dinger LP ... . 5 

Macedonia Glenn E. Mason 5 

New Life _ Sam F. Martin III 2 

St. Francis Richard T. Clayton 2 

White Plains Jerry T. Smith 2 

. . Min. of Mbrshp/Evang . . Thomas M. Hollis 2 

CLAYTON: 

Christ Community Gregory K. Jenks 2 

Home Memorial Jerry S. Dodson 1 

Disciple Stuart M. Milton 3 

Ebenezer Gerry G. Davis 4 

Ebenezer-Wesley [2] Sidney E. Stafford 9 

Franklinton James H. Harry 1 

Fuquay-Varina David E. Brownlee 8 

FD Elaine Lilliston 

GARNER: 

Garner James E. Sutton 5 

St Andrews Richard L Stone HI 1 

. . Associate Harriet J. Bryan OE ... 1 



1 75 Conference Appointments 

Hollands R. Keith Nanney 6 

. . Associate Roberta Byram LP ... . 2 

Holly Springs Horace T. Ferguson LP . . . 11 

Knightdale Richard P. Wilkerson 4 

Leah's Chapel-Shiloh [2] Cecil T. Leonard LP 1 

Louisburg Charles B. Owens 2 

ML Zion Sandra J. (Rose) Conner 1 

New Beginnings Samuel D. McMillan HI 1 

Piney Grove W. Marshall Stewart LP ... . 4 

RALEIGH: 

Asbury Marshall R. Old 2 

FD Robert L. Huckaby, Jr. 

Avent Ferry W. Bryan Faggart OF ... 4 

Benson Memorial Hugh H. Cameron 7 

Cokesbury Theodore V. Carter 12 

Edenton Street Roger V. Elliott 4 

. . Associate Kathryn R. Johnson 3 

. . Associate B. Fallon Melvin, Jr. AM ... 1 

FD William J. Weisser 

Fairmont Steven A. Hickle 9 

Hayes Barton George W. Johnson 3 

Associate Sally G. Bates 3 

Highland James H. Bailey 5 

. . Associate Jonathan D. Jeffries PM ... 1 

. . Associate Kelli Walker-Jones 3 

Diaconal Minister . Betty Ann Buckley 

Jenkins Memorial Patrick Looney FL . . . . 1 

Layden Memorial Mary Ellen P. Switzer 4 

Longview John E. Gpham, Jr 6 

Millbrook Edward F. Hill II 4 

. . Associate Michael D. Frese 1 

. . Associate Jo Stimac LP ... . 1 

Morth Raleigh Billy F. Seate 3 

Pleasant Grove Jonathan A. Minnick 6 

Raleigh Korean Kwang Youn Han OF ... 4 

St. James James L. Wilson 2 

St. Mark's Brian G. Gentle 9 

. . Associate Regina Henderson PM ... 2 

Diaconal Minister . Kimberly Strong Lamb 

FD Gale Wayne Shepherd 

Soapstone Leonard E. Fairley 2 

Trinity William C. Townsend 3 

Wesley Memorial Kong S. Namkung 1 

Westover John W. Wenberg, Jr 4 

Wilson Temple Walter E. McLeod 2 

Sunrise Gary E. Allred 3 

Trinity (Franklin Co.) Wayne A. Price 4 

Wake Forest William W. Snotherly, Jr 4 

Wendell Tommy L. Evans 3 

Zebulon Judi J. Smith 1 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT - 57 Charges 
J. EDWARD MORRISON, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 1 

P. O. Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 

Ashpole Center George L. Locklear LP ... . 7 

Beaver Dam-Green Lake [2] .... Eric R. Joyce LP ... . 5 

Bethesda Richard C. Sharp 2 

Caledonia Hobart W. Bumside, Jr. 1 

Collins Chapel Larry Chandler LP ... . 2 

Cool Spring George McDougald OD ... 3 



Conference Appointments 1 76 

Cordova Bobby L Jordan AM ... 1 

Ellerbe-Mount Pleasant [2] Dennis J. Glennon FL . . . . 4 

FAIRMONT: 

Pleasant Grove Arletha M. McDougald LP ... . 4 

Trinity-Olivet Debra S. Watson OE ... 2 

Fairview Jimmy Oxendine IS .... 1 

Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter [2) . . . Henry Lee Blue LP ... . 4 

HAMLET: 

Fellowship W. Donald Warren 3 

First Lawrence C. Higgins 4 

St. Peter Larry Robinson 5 

Hickoiy Grove Delton Collins IS .... 1 

Laurel Hill Brian D. Perry 6 

LAURINBURG: 

Central J. Quinton Covington, Jr 10 

First Wilbur I. Jackson 5 

Galilee-Beaver Dam [2] .... Doris T. Fox 4 

St. Luke Denny C. Wise 2 

Ledbetter James M. Short RM ... 2 

LUMBERTON: 

Asbury Everette F. Bass, Jr LP ... . 4 

Branch Street Joel Garth Locklear LP ... . 3 

Chestnut Street W. Stanley Smith, Jr 2 

Mt. Olive Parish [2] William E. Cummings 5 

Pineview Kellie Gallagher-Smith IS .... 3 

Lumberton Circuit [3] Stanley A. Gallagher-Smith FL . . . . 3 

Maxton: St Paul's Diana B. Killian OE ... 1 

Maxton Circuit [3] Robert A. Fairley AM . . 16 

Mt. Zion-Wall's Chapel [2] TBS 

Mew Philadelphus Simeon F. Cummings RM ... 1 

Norman [3] W. Joseph Wilburn 3 

Parkton Jettie Vann Floyd LP 1 

Pembroke: First E. Ray Brooks 3 

Pembroke Circuit [3] Leroy Worth, Sr LP ... . 6 

Pleasant Grove Terry Hunt SP . . . . 4 

Prospect Bill James Locklear 8 

FD Harold D. Jacobs 

RED SPRINGS: 

Rhyne Memorial James. E. Malloy, Jr 5 

Trinity Jo-Ann M. Oulton 5 

Roberdell Ann Giles Benson 2 

ROCKINGHAM: 

East Dena McFarland White 6 

First Robert C. Flynn 1 

Glenwood Harold H. Harbin, Jr AM ... 3 

Pee Dee Janet K. Buffaloe 2 

Philadelphia Teresa E. Lawrence OF ... 1 

St. Paul Russell P. Fincham IS .... 2 

Trinity-Zion [2] James D. Pearson PM ... 4 

West David V. Spaulding 4 

ROWLAND: 

New Hope David O. Malloy 16 

Rowland Eugene Goldfinch, Jr 2 

St. John-Gibson [2] Chong Ho Yang PM ... 3 

St. Pauls Audrey C. Holmes 2 

Sandy Plains TBS 

Snead's Grove James F. Thompson, Jr LP ... . 4 

Tabernacle Donald M. Dawkins LP . . . 22 

West Robeson Marshall Locklear LP ... . 4 



1 77 Conference Appointments 

ROCKY MOUNT DISTRICT - 49 Charges 

THOMAS E. LOFTIS, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 5 
3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

Bailey [2) R. Branson Sheets III 9 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove [2] .... M. Dale Curtis SP . . . . 3 

Bethlehem-York [2] Douglas W. Billups LP 4 

Black Creek-Lucama (2] Zella Sparks Carpenter 2 

Calvary [3] Hunter H. Preston 2 

Conway John D. Butson 2 

Edgecombe Parish [2] Graham Royall AM ... 5 

Elm City Paul R. Dunham 6 

Enfield-Eden-Whitakers [3] Joyce Ruth Reynolds 1 

Evansdale William V. Taylor 2 

Gaston [3] Faye Ethridge FL . . . . 1 

Gold Valley Gregory L. McGarvey PM ... 2 

Halifax [3] Leonard J. Rex 5 

Hawkins-Tabor [2] W. Christopher Aydlett 6 

Hollister Austin Anderson IS .... 6 

Homes-Sims [2] Gregory L. McGarvey PM ... 2 

Jerusalem W. Mark Clayton SP . . . . 2 

Littleton Charles D. Myers 2 

Macon [3] Gregory C. Minnick AM ... 2 

Milwaukee [3] John M. Bowman AM ... 4 

ML Pleasant-Middlesex [21 Robert Dan Rose FL 1 

Mt. Zion W. Joseph Stallings AM ... 3 

Nashville C. Arthur Wall 4 

Norlina James E. Bailey 3 

Northampton [3] Leon D. Fowler 3 

Red Oak Holt A. Clarke SP . . . . 4 

Rich Square-Woodland [2] Sally S. Plowman 1 

Roanoke [2] J. Peter Belec OE ... 1 

ROANOKE RAPIDS: 

First George A. Jones 1 

Rosemary Jerry J. Juren 4 

ROCKY MOUNT: 

Englewood John E. Harwood, Jr 5 

. . Associate Robert W. Simpson 1 

Clark Street Ministry Gregory Bronson FL . . . . 1 

First Caswell E. Shaw, Jr 5 

. . Associate Luise K. Weinrich 4 

St. Paul John M. Check 3 

Sandy Cross James L. Reavis, Jr 15 

Scotland Neck Charles H. Plowman PM ... 1 

Seaboard [4] Ray Pearce FL . . . . 1 

. . Associate Dan Bowman RM ... 4 

Smith Todd S. Krueger 2 

South Rosemary Chris D. Humphreys FL . . . . 1 

Spring-Lebanon-Garysburg [3] . . Victor L. Galipi 3 

Spring Hope (2) John Marshall Crowe 1 

Stantonsburg James K. Stalnaker AM ... 1 

Trinity Parish [3] Linwood S. Jones AM ... 3 

Warren Charge [2] J. Victor Culberson SP . . . . 5 

Warrenton: Wesley Memorial .... Steven M. Edwards PM ... 2 

WILSON: 

First Charles M. Smith 5 

. . Associate Roy F. Falgout, Jr 4 

West Nash Susan Pate Greenwood 3 

Winstead A. Gene Cobb, Jr 4 

Zion Gilliam P. Wise PM ... 6 



Conference Appointments 1 78 

SANFORD DISTRICT - 52 Charges 

JACK L. HUNTER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 4 
1511 Columbine Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

Aberdeen: Page Memorial David C. Benson 1 

Asbuiy-Bethlehem [2] Alfred H. Kimmel SP 1 

Biscoe-Bascom [2] David J. Beck PM ... 2 

Bonlee [3] Richard L. Farmer PM ... 4 

Broadway-Morris Chapel [2] .... Douglas B. Currin 10 

Buckhom/ Gregg A. Presnal PM ... 7 

Bynum David C. Hutchins SP . . . . 3 

Candor Mark E. Lykins 3 

Carbonton Lacy "Buck" Frye LP ... . 4 

Carthage Lovell R. Aills 3 

Center William K. Mitchell, Jr 6 

Chatham-Cedar Grove [2] Randall S. McQueen SP . . . . 3 

Chatham: ML Zion Robert B. Way LP 1 

Chatham-Lee Hispanic Minis. [2] . Hector Millan OF ... 4 

Cool Springs Mary Ellen Bender LP ... . 3 

Cumnock-Hickory Mountain [2] . . James G. Mentzer PM ... 5 

Doub's Chapel Clarence Garner RM ... 3 

Ether Jerry Dean Martin PM ... 3 

Fair Promise-High Falls [2] Robert Fletcher SP . . . . 2 

Goldston Susan Harsh-Cafferty 8 

Jones Chapel Jack M. Hunter RM ... 4 

Lemon Springs Elizabeth H. Hood 2 

Little River-Melton's Grove [2] ... Ben H. Wilson RM ... 1 

Love Joy-Macedonia [2] Jack W. Page 2 

Merritts-Ebenezer [2] Richard M. Tysinger 7 

Moncure Everett Eason RM ... 3 

Mt. Gilead: First [2] James H. Harris, Jr 4 

ML Pleasant Allison B. HocutL PM ... 1 

Pinebluff [3] William J. Witt, Jr 7 

Pinehurst Steven W. McElroy 4 

Piney Grove-Hickory Grove [2] . . . Duane R. Partin PM ... 3 

Pittsboro: First Benjamin R. Melvin 10 

Pittsboro Circuit [2) Ray T. Gooch 17 

Pleasant Hill-Mt. Carmel [2] Joseph W. Casteel 5 

Poplar Springs-Memphis [2] .... Thomas A. Simpson SP . . . . 3 

Robbins: Tabernacle Earl G. Dulaney 4 

Roseland Robert Crouch LP 1 

Sandhills [3] Donald E. Burns LP 6 

SANFORD: 

Jonesboro Terry A. Bryant 5 

St. Luke Paul L. Leeland 5 

. . Associate Judith B. Drye 2 

Sanford Circuit [3] Johnnie L. Wright PM ... 2 

Sardis-Parsons Grove [2] Peggy Duncan-Wood SP . . . . 1 

Siler City: First Thomas L. Sweeley 5 

Silk Hope [2] Paul Edwards SP 1 

Smyrna Jimmie Ray Tatum 9 

Southern Pines Mark W. Wethington 1 

FD Patricia J. Lykins 

Star Michael E. Leburg 1 

Troy: Trinity Charles M. Cook 5 

Troy Circuit [4] C. Glenn Hancock AM ... 9 

Vass-Cameron [2] Peggy O. Witt 2 

West End Ronald E. Dietrich 3 

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1 79 Conference Appointments 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT - 51 Charges 
JOHN S. PASCHAL, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 1 

2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Bethel-Lebanon [2] Martha K. Edgerton 1 

Bladen [3] Timothy L. Reaves SP . . . . 2 

Bolton-Shiloh (2) Jasper Howard Walters LP ... . 2 

Brunswick Circuit [2] Russell R. Knowles RAM . . 7 

Burgaw-Watha [2] Samuel W. Loy 1 

. . Associate Karen C. Howell LP ... . 3 

Carolina Beach: St. Paul J. Alexander Maultsby 111 2 

Carver's Creek James R. Hines FL . . . . 3 

Chadbourn-Evergreen [2] Warren Heitzenrater PM ... 5 

Clarkton [2] Ronnie Lee Rivenbark LP ... . 2 

Dublin [2] Larry D. Crane 6 

Elizabeth town: Trinity Robert E. Bergland 8 

Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo [2] Judy E. Westman PM ... 2 

Garland [3] Benjamin E. Horton LP ... . 5 

Hallsboro Walter B. Marlowe Fl 1 

Hampstead James D. Bell 3 

Harrells: Centenary Jeanne L. Ray LP ... . 6 

Herrings Chapel Douglas Lukens IS .... 1 

Jordan's Chapel Lenier E. Furr LP ... . 7 

Kelly: Trinity Dean H. Morton LP ... . 8 

Lake Waccamaw J. Talton Madison, Jr 8 

Maco: Shiloh William H. Pearsall, Sr LP .... 4 

Mishop Springs Richard C. Baldwin LP ... . 5 

Ocean View Frederick E. Roberts 8 

Old Dock [3] Carroll L. Fitzgerald LP ... . 4 

Peace Beverly A. Fitzgerald LP ... . 2 

Pleasant Grove Willie F. Allen LP ... . 7 

Riegelwood: Wesley Faye B. Rouse FL . . . . 4 

Rocky Point John K. Ormond, Jr 6 

Scotts Hill: Wesleyan Chapel . . . Curtis W. Campbell 3 

. . Associate Karen C. Howell LP ... . 1 

Seaside (Brunswick) Jerry Lowry 6 

Shallotte: Camp George D. Speake 9 

Shallotte Circuit [3] Roger A. Armistead 4 

Sharon: Holden Beach Lynn T. Wall 4 

Southport: Trinity William T. Cottingham 3 

Tabor City: St. Paul Robert H. Ray 3 

Wesley's Chapel David C. Wade 6 

Westview Emmett J. Highsmith LP ... . 6 

Whiteville Berry O. Barbour 4 

. . Associate : . . Janine T. Youngstrom FL . . . . 1 

WILMINGTON: 

Epworth Margaret B. Hockett LP ... . 8 

Fifth Avenue Michael H. Elliott 5 

Grace Robert J. Bauman 1 

Harbor D. Ray Warren 2 

Hope Gregory Scott FL . . . . 1 

Oleander-Devon Park [2] ... Linda L Taylor OE ... 1 

Pine Valley Ecwood C. Lancaster 12 

. . Associate Marty E. Duffell PM ... 3 

St John-Smith Chapel J. Sewinkon Nagbe OD ... 1 

Trinity James L. Summey 4 

FD . Patricia H. Archer 

Wesley Memorial Samuel D. McMillan, Jr 3 

. . Associate Thomas M. Greener OE ... 1 

Wrightsboro William A. Haddock, Jr 2 

Wrightsville Timothy J. Russell 3 



Conference Appointments 180 

Zion James C. Reed, Jr 3 

EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

( ) Indicates District to Which Related 
Elder in Full Connection Unless Otherwise Indicated 
(Par. 335.1a, 322.1b) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS WITHIN THE CONNECTKDNAL 
STRUCTURE OF UNITED METHODISM: 

(DU) Brown, Wesley F. - Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs, Divinity 

School, Duke University; Durham: Parkwood CC 
(RA) Byrd, Douglas L. - Executive Director, United Methodist Foundation, Inc.; Raleigh: 

Edenton Street CC 
(DU) Campbell, Dennis M. - Faculty, Divinity School, Duke University and Headmaster, 

Woodberry Forest School; Durham: Trinity CC 
(FA) Chandler, George P. - Professor, Columbia College, Columbia, SC; FA: Hay St.CC 
(FA) Christian, Robert S. - Professor, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(RA) Compton, Stephen C. - Director, Congregational Development; RA: Soapstone CC 
(DU) Cox, Richard Lewis - Dean for Residential Life, Duke University; DU:Epworth CC 
(RO) Cummings, Jimmy F. [AM] - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Lumberton: Mt. Olive CC 
(RM) Dixon, Sam W., Jr. - Grant Development and Administration, UMCOR - Roanoke 

Rapids, First CC 
(NB) Farmer, John A. - Manager/Director, Camp Don Lee; Alliance-Arapahoe CC 
(DU) Felton, Gayle Carlton - ConsultantAVriter for Worship Resources, General Board of 

Discipleship; Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RM) Hadley, J. Milton, Jr. - Director of Chaplaincy Services, Durham Methodist 

Retirement Community; Rocky Mount: First CC 
(FA) Hale.Michael L.-Family Life Specialist.Meth.Home for Children;Hope Mills CC 
(WI) Harrison, Shana Deanetia [PM] - Volunteers in Mission, Peru ;Wesleyan Chap.CC 
(DU) Hayes, Carol D. [FD] - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Durham: Epworth CC 
(FA) Hendricks, M. Elton - President, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(GO) Hinnant, H. Mallie - General Evangelist, Goldsboro; Princeton CC 
(GR) Jolly, Judy O. [FD] - Christian Education Director, Greenville District UMC; 

Washington:First CC 
(RA) Joyner, F. Belton, Jr. - Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and Director of 

Ministerial Relations; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(DU) Loyd, Roger L. - Librarian and Professor of Theological Bibliography, Duke 

University Divinity School; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
(RO) Mangum, Robert L. - Director, Southeastern Jurisdiction Association for Native 

American Ministries; Prospect CC 
(RA) Mann, W. Joseph - Director,Rural Church Division.The Duke Endowment; RA: 

Edenton St.CC 
(BU) Norton, Mary Jane Pierce [FD] - Director of Family Ministries, General Board of 

Discipleship; [Related to Nashville: West Nashville (TN Conf.)]; Chapel Hill: 

University CC 
(RM) Oldham, Kirk B. - Chaplain, North Carolina Wesleyan College; RM: Englewood CC 
(FA) Parrish, Carrie W. - Chaplain, Methodist College; Stedman: Cokesbury CC 
(RA) Peterson, F. Gerald - Director, Family Preservation Services, Methodist Home for 

Children;Cary: Genesis CC 
(DU) Ponder, Reginald W. - President/CEO, Methodist Retirement Homes.lnc; DU: 

Epworth CC 
(DU) Richey, Russell E. - Professor of Church History, Divinity School, Duke University; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
(RA) Safley, Michael W. - President, Methodist Home for Children; RA:Edenton St.CC 
(BU) Sasser, Louis Alan [PM] - Minister to College/Dean of Chapel, Greensboro College; 

Bellemont CC 
(RA) Sharpe, William G. IV - Campus Minister and Director of Raleigh Wesley 

Foundation; Raleigh: Fairmont CC 
(RA) Smith, A. Clay -Executive Director, Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC; 

Franklinton CC 
(WI) Smith,G.Jerome-DirectorofCommunications,SEJAC/MinistryDivision;HallsboroCC 
(RA) Stafford, Sidney E. - Chaplain and Professor, Louisburg College; Louisburg CC 
(RA) Stanley, Bruce E. - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; Raleigh: 

Edenton Street CC 



181 Conference Appointments 

(DG) Steinmetz, David C. - Professor of History of Christianity, Divinity School, Duke 

University; Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RA) Ward, Hope Morgan - Executive Director, Conference Council on Ministries; Raleigh: 

Soapstone CC 
(RA) Warren, James I., Jr. - Director, Intentional Growth Center, Lake Junaluska 

Assembly; Raleigh: St. James CC 
(BG) Waters, Denise Conner [FD] - Assistant Director of Chaplaincy, Methodist 

Retirement Home, Durham; Hillsborough CC 
(BG) Wilkinson, Scott T. - Campus Minister, East Carolina Gniversity; Prospect CC 

(Par. 335.1b) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS TO EXTENSION MINISTRIES UNDER 
ENDORSEMENT: 

(FA) Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. - Pastoral Counselor, Fayetteville Family Life Center; 

Fayetteville: Camp Ground CC 
(DG) Best, Nancy R. - Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital; Trinity CC 
(EC) Cherry, Corbin L. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Hertford CC 
(SA) Cottingham, John G. - Chaplain, GS Army; Goldston CC 

(GR) Cyr, Ronald D. - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Center, Kinston; Kinston:QueenSt.CC 
(EC) Dickens, Jan J. - Chaplain, GS Air Force; Murfreesboro CC 
(NB) Dickens, J. Van HI - Chaplain, GS Navy; Sneads Ferry: First CC 
(NB) Franklin, K. Mike - Chaplain, GS Navy; Swansboro CC 
(RO) Gales, Alvester I. - Chaplain, GS Army; Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter CC 
(BG) Gum, Donald F. - Director of Pastoral Care, Alamance Health Services, Inc.; Phillips 

Chapel CC 
(RO) Herring, Charles M. - Chaplain, GS Army; Lumberton Ct. CC 
(EC) Hillman, Randy A. - Associate Director of Chaplain Services, Forsyth Memorial 

Hospital, Winston-Salem; Ocracoke CC 
(FA) Jackson, Richard C. - Chaplain, GS Army; Fayetteville: John Wesley CC 
(NB) Lewis, Jerry Dean - Chaplain, GS Air Force; Morehead City:Franklin Mem.CC 
(RA) Merchant, Michele R. - Director of Pastoral Education, St. Mary's Medical Center, 

San Francisco, CA; Raleigh: Soapstone CC 
(RO) Murphy, Miles, Jr. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center;Red Springs:Rhyne Mem.CC 
(DG) Rawlings, James A., Jr. - Associate Director of Pastoral Services, Duke Medical 

Center; Durham: Epworth CC 
(RM) Shannonhouse, Richard D. - Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Services, Methodist 

Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL; Rich Square-Woodland CC 
(RO) Smith, Adolph C. - Chaplain, GS Navy; St. Pauls CC 
(FA) Smith, Neil E. - Clinical Chaplain, McCain Correctional Hospital, McCain, NC; 

Cumberland CC 
(DG) Stanfield, Edwin Douglas - Chaplain, GS Navy; Durham: Epworth CC 

(Par. 335. Id) CLERGY APPOINTMENTS TO OTHER TRUE EXTENSIONS OF THE 
CHRISTIAN MINISTRY OF THE CHGRCH: 

(RO) Barrineau, H. Phillip - Associate Dean of Students/Career Services, St. Andrews 

Presbyterian College, Laurinburg; Laurinburg: First CC 
(SA) Brown, Philip S. -Executive Director, Penick Memorial Home; So.Pines CC 
(BG) Byers, Leonard C. II - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Cleveland Regional 

Medical Center, Shelby; St. Luke's CC 
(DG) Chandler, Daniel Ross - Visiting Scholar, Northwestern Gniversity, Evanston, IL; 

Durham: Asbury CC 
(NB) Clark-Dickens, Kathy - Chaplain, Anne Arundel Hospital, Annapolis, MD; Sneads 

Ferry:First CC 
(SA) Danek, Thomas A. - Administrator, Juvenile Services Division, NC Administrative 

Office of the Courts; Pittsboro: First CC 
(BG) Gonia, Rachel - Program Coordinator, Society of St. Andrew; Gniversity CC 
(DG) Grissom, David R. - Administrator, Home for Children at Oxford; Oxford CC 
(BG) Harvin, David L. - Development Officer, Stop Hunger Now - Carrboro CC 
(BG) Hicks, Phyllis Kay - Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of Durham- 
Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
(RM) Hudson, Pamela Jo - Chaplain, First Health Hospice, Inc., Pinehurst; Roanoke 

Rapids: Rosemary CC 
(DG) Jenkins, David O. - Executive Director, Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta; 

Durham:Glendale Heights CC 
(GR) Johnson, C. Reginald - Dean of the Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, 



Conference Appoin tmen ts 1 82 

KY; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 
(BG) Johnson, J. Donald - Chaplain, Department of Pastoral Care, N.C. Memorial 

Hospital, Chapel Hill; Evergreen CC 
(WI) Kasper, John Mark - Counselor, Hemenway Counseling Services, Wilmington; 

Ocean View CC 
(DG) Marsicano, Leslie M.- Assistant Dean/Students, Davidson College;DG:EpworthCC 
(RA) McQuade, J. Stanley - Methodist Chaplain/Professor of Law, Campbell Gniversity; 

Raleigh: St. James CC 
(DG) Morgan, Deborah Ann - Counselor/Assistant Director, Duke Cancer Patient Support 

Program; Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RA) Nagel, Donald C. - Medical Director, Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Black Mountain; 

Cary: First CC 
(WI) Ormond, John K., Jr. - Counselor, Parkside Clinic, Wilmington; Rocky Point CC 
(BG) Pace, James H. - Professor/Biblical Studies.Elon College;Elon College:First CC 
(RA) Poole Bettye D. [PMJ - Chaplain, Wake County Sheriffs Department; Raleigh 

Wilson Temple CC 
(MB) Porter, Ernest R. - Executive Director, Church Funding Associates, Inc.; New Bern 

Centenary CC 
(DG) Potter, Benjamin F., Jr. - Coordinator of Psychology, Gaston Memorial Hospital 

Durham: Aldersgate CC 
(RA) Price, Barbara K. H. - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc.; Cary 

First CC 
(RA) Purcell, Joan M. - Program Coordinator, Triangle AIDS Interfaith Network, Raleigh 

Cary:First CC 
(DG) Purcell, Julie Forringer - Psychotherapist/Clinical Director, Family Counseling 

Service;Durham: Trinity CC 
(FA) Scanlan, Carla J. - Family Therapist, Adams Community Mental Health, Denver, 

CO;Fayetteville: Haymount CC 
(WI) Stokes, John L. Ill - Professor of English.GNC-Wilmington; WI: Wesley Mem.CC 
(RA) Thompson, Leo C. - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle MentalHealth Associates; Raleigh: 

Hayes Barton CC 
(GR) Trum, Mary Smith - British Methodist Church, Parish Minister, Ryton & Prudhoe 

Circuit, Northern England; Washington: First CC 
(RA) Walton, Brenda [PM] - Chaplain Residency,NC Mem.Hospital,Chap.Hill;Highland CC 
(DG) Webb-Bowden, Julia - N.C. Director, Society of Saint Andrew; Durham: Pleasant 

Green CC 
(RO) Willingham, Malcolm C. - Clinical Counselor/Chaplain, Harrington Clinic; 

Rockingham: First CC 
(RA) Wilson, Arthur John III - Pastoral Counseling Program Director, Memorial Hospital, 

Chattanooga, TN - Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

(Par. 310.1c, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIACONAL MINISTERS APPOINTED THROGGH 
OTHER MINISTRIES: 

(RA) Kunka, Alice K. - Executive Director, CLAY; Sunrise CC 

(EC) Bryant, Juanita - South County Director, Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc., 
W. Palm Beach, FL; Ahoskie CC 

(Par. 310.b)(Par. 365, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIACONAL MINISTERS APPOINTED 
THROUGH CIMC-RELATED AGENCIES: 

(RA) Biddle, Margaret Ann - Child Care Consultant, MHC; RA: Edenton Street CC 
(RA) Nicholson, Sue Ellen - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 
Raleigh: Millbrook CC 

(Par. 313.1) (Par. 365, 1992 Book of Discipline) DIACONAL MINISTERS ON LEAVE: 

(WI) Arledge, Alice - Personal Leave 

(BG) Kelley, Amy Lynn - Personal Leave; Salem CC 

(RA) Lile, Rebecca Kay - Personal Leave; Fuquay-Varina CC 

(SA) Sluder, David - Personal Leave 

(Par. 337.1) CLERGY APPOINTED IN ANOTHER ANNGAL CONFERENCE: 

(RO) Aaron, Charles L., Jr. - Holiday-Dundee Charge, Pastor;North Texas Conference 
(FA) Hanse, Richard Lawton - West Hartford GMC, West Hartford, CT, Pastor; New York 

Conference 
(RA) Hatch, Mary Martha - Buncombe Street GMC, Associate Pastor of College & Youth 



183 Conference Appointments 

Ministries; South Carolina Conference 
(RA) Johnson, Paul Jones III - Snellville CMC, Associate Pastor; North Georgia 

Conference 
(RM) Joyce, Thomas E. [PM] - Trinity GMC, Chesterland, Pastor; East Ohio Conference 
(RA) Settle, Carl Edward - Leola-Moore's Chapel Charge, Pine Bluff District, Pastor; Little 

Rock Conference 
(RO) Singletary, Peter G. [PM] - Park Avenue GMC, Minneapolis, MM, Associate Pastor; 

Minnesota Conference 
(DG) Smith, David Burton - Silver Hill GMC, Associate Pastor; South Carolina Conference 
(RO) Todd, Troy Kevin [PM] - Nathan's Creek GMC, Pastor; Western North Carolina 

Conference 

(Par. 351) CLERGY LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

(BG) Blackburn, H. Dean [PM] - Burlington: St. Paul's 

(NB) Brown, Vernon W. - Swansboro CC 

(GR) Cuthrell, Billy B. [AM] - Ayden CC 

(NB) Parker, Richard H. - Snead's Ferry: First CC 

(EC) Singley, Kenneth C. - Currituck CC 

(DG) Strock, Stephen F. S. - Durham: Tabernacle CC 

(RA) Thompson, E. Geiselle I. - Raleigh: Trinity CC 

(DG) Tucker, Stuart - Mt. Zion CC 

(Par. 352) CLERGY FAMILY LEAVE: 

(RA) Helms, Suzanna Ross - Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 
(RM) Parker, Joyce-Lenore - Mount Zion CC 
(WI) Yorkey, Camille O. - Wilmington: Harbor CC 

(Par. 354.1) CLERGY DISABILITY LEAVE: 

(RA) Barber, W. Edward - Raleigh: Wesley Memorial CC 

(SA) Blanchard, George F - West End CC 

(BG) Byrd, Nathan H. - Burlington: Davis Street CC 

(DG) Clarke, W. Thomas - Wanchese: Bethany CC 

(NB) Craig, Robert B. [FL] - Belgrade-Tabernacle CC 

(GO) Hicks, James Wesley, Jr. [AM] - Pikeville-Mt. Carmel CC 

(RM) Lewis, Richard F., Sr. [AM] - South Rosemary CC 

(BG) Moore, Donna Susan - Elon College: First CC 

(DG) Murphy, James O. [PM] - Rehoboth-Harris Chapel CC 

(WI) Smith, George C. - Bethel-Lebanon CC 

(GO) Tart, Michael L. [FL] - Eureka CC 

(SA) Womack, LaVerne B. - Carthage CC 

(Par. 416.6) CLERGY APPOINTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL: 

Members in Full Connection: 

(DG) Fogleman, Leland Jan - Serving Internship, Perry Point VA Hospital, Perryville, MD; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
(DG) Metcalf, Ellen H. - Clincal Pastoral Education, Duke Medical Center, Durham; 

Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
Probationary Members: 
(RA) Dorsey, Dora - Duke Divinity School; Wilson Temple CC 

(Par. 313.2, 1992 Book of Discipline) RETIRED DIAGONAL MINISTERS: 

Bernice Ballance, Laura S. Davenport, R. H. Garrison, Jr., Irene F. Gattis, Marilyn H. 
Johnson, Tacoma F. O'Connor, Wanda Gail Walker, Leslie C. Womack 

(Par. 355) RETIRED CLERGY: 

BG Gayle T. Alexander, J. C. Alexander, Jr., Chester J. Andrews, James A. Auman, 
Rene' O. Bideaux, W. R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, James L. Bryan, Robert K. 
Eldredge, Otto Hardt, H. H. Hodgin, Joe D. Lister, L R. Mason, Jr., G. Robert 
McKenzie, Jr., Robert C. Mooney, Jr., Robert W. Morgan, Robert E. Lee Moser, 
George W. Ports, Jr., R. Dennis Ricks, Jr., Robert B. Storrs, Jr., E. Russell Stott, 
Carson S. Tyson, Tommy Tyson, William L. Wolfe 

DC P. Wesley Aitken, Franklin L. Alexander, Gordon E. Allen, Jr., Walton N. Bass, 
Richard R. Blankenhorn, John R. Blue, Billy M. Carden, Helen G. Crotwell, N. A. 
Desrosiers, Albert F. Fisher, Matt R. Gardner, Henry M. Hunnings [AM], Geraldine 



Conference Appoin tments 1 84 

D. Ingram, O. Kelly Ingram, Barney L. Jones, Jr., Vassar W. Jones, Johnie L 
Joyce, Kimsey A. King, Jr., Wallace H. Kirby, Charles H. Lancaster, Brooks B. Little, 
Eric O. Murray, Robert T. Osborn, Charles E. Owens, H. Worth Pearce, John E. 
Reed, Cecil W Robbins, Charles K. Robinson, C. A. Simonton, Charles M. Treihart 
[RLPJ, Robert L. Wallace, James A. Williams, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr., Eldon Woodcock 

EC Lewis A. Dillman, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph I. Epps, Lawrence A. Green, C. B. 
Hutcherson, Charles H. Hutchinson, Doris J. Johnson [RLP], Edqar E. Whitley, 
William E. Worley 

FA John K. Bergland, H. A. Bizzell, Jr., W. Hoyt Cheek, H. M. Chrismon, Allen C. 
Edens, Jr., N. B. Hill, Jr., Johnnie S. Huggins JAM], Julius Jernigan, T. Garland 
Knott, James R. Lancaster, Jr., Maurice L. Lancaster [AM], Samuel S. Lee, 
Lawrence E. Lugar, John M. Mackey, James E. McLendon, John G. Olive [AM], T. 
Arnold Pope, Robert M. Poulk, William R. Rudd, Paul B. Scott, Charles E. Sparks, 
Clarence L. Warren, Walter P. Weaver, Samuel J. Womack 

GO John C. Andrews, Robert L. Bame, A. D. Byrd, Jr., C. McGee Creech, Charles F. 
Eakin, Daniel M. Forbes, Jr. [AM], Charles M. Hackett, H. L. Harrell, C. E. Hix, Jr., 
Jean L. Hood, Thomas D. Hoogerland, Grady L. Kinley, F D. Lamneck, Don Paul 
Lee, John D. Mitchell, E. G. Purcell, Jr., John M. Roberts, James M. Short, Nevin 

D. Snyder, Aaron G. Tyson, S. L. Wood, P. C. Yelverton 

GR M. Randall Baker, W. N. Fulford [AM], Murrell K. Glover, R. Vance Hardison, Jr. 

[RLP], Robert G. Harris, Jr., A. P. Hill, Jr., John W. Hobbs, Richard Leonhard [RLP], 

James G. Lupton, James H. Miller, Jr., Clarence E. O'Briant, J. B. Parvin, Ray 

Sparrow, M. O. Stephenson, Wayne E. Thomas, E. M. Thompson, Jr., Roy L. 

Turnage [RLP], James H. Warren, Gladys R. Williford, Claude T. Wilson 
NB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Paul C. Browning, Charles V. Bryant, Roy 

O. Burgess, Clingman C. Capps, Clyde B. Cheezem, James H. Coile, Irving E. 

Cook, Julian B. Helms, Jr., Rudolph Hodge, Herbert F Home [RLP], Horace L. 

McLaurin, Robert L. Nicks, Joseph C. Parker, Harold T. Pickett, Willliam W. 

Sherman, Jr., Robert S. Shields, Jesse C. Staton, Sr., Wilbur C. Teachey, James 

A. Tingle, Pearl G. West 

RA Robert L. Baldridge, Troy J. Barrett, Joseph K. Bostick, Samuel H. Brown, Eric 
Carson, John M. One, Thomas A. Collins, John H. Crum, G. W. Crutchfield, David 

E. Daniel, B. L. Davidson, Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Clyde H. Dunn, Edward C. Elliott, 
F Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., K. E. Frazier, J. W. Garrison, J. Conrad Glass, R. Keith 
Glover, Riley T. Hamilton [RLP], Eddie Jo Jarrett, Dwight C. Jarvis, Norwood L. 
Jones, R. Norman Knight, Henry B. Lewis, Tracy Maness, W. N. McDonald, Robert 
F McKee, H. M. McLamb, George C. Megill, C. M. Mitchell, J. P. Moorman, Argel 
H. Payne, W. B. Petteway, L. P. Plyler, Tommy G. Privette, F. R. Randolph, J. Earl 
Richardson, J. P. Rickards, Robin J. Scrogqs, K. B. Sexton, Rufus Stark, Neil H. 
Thompson, C. Clyde Tucker, Jr., Vernon C. Tyson, James M. Waggoner, H. Robert 
Warren, Christian White, John H. White, Arthur W. Winstead, O. B. Wooldridge, Jr. 

RO John D. Aycock, Paul G. Bunn, Simeon F. Cummings, Donnie G. Davis [AM], 
Tommy M. Faggart, Robert S. Gibson, Robert H. Hargrove [RLP], T. H. House, 
Harold F Leatherman, Robert A. MacLean, Leonard E. Mayo, Clyde G. McCarver, 

B. F. Meacham, Robert F. Moore, Miles Murphy, Jr., Evander Parnell [AM], Lee A. 
Phillips, Robert J. Rudd, J. H. Shiver, James A. Starnes, James C. Stokes, Jr., 
Amos H. Stone, D. D. Traynham, William M. Wells, Jr., Luther V. Wesley [AM], 
Kermit R. Wheeler, Herman S. Winberry 

RM Lester C. Bissette, L. E. Blackburn, Sidney G. Boone, Daniel D. Bowman, H. 

Charles Davis, G. Lloyd Edge, J. Sidney Epperson, Aydlett J. Eure, Jr., John T. 

Greene, Don Lee Harris, Lester P. Jackson, R. Harry Jordan, J. C. Loy, Carleton P. 

McKita, Dan E. Meadows, Charles H. Mercer, Ben F. Musser, Brooks Patten, John 

T. Smith, H. Langill Watson, H.M. Wilkinson, Roger C. Williams [RLP] 
SA Morris L. Barber, Kenneth E. Beane, Bobby C. Black, William H. Brady, James C. 

P. Brown, Robert F. Bundy, Angus M. Cameron, J. Claude Chaffin, John R. Crew, 

Jr., W. A. Crow, Jefferson W. Davis [RLP], W. Everette Eason, Clarence Gamer, C. 

Franklin Grill, James W. Hamilton, C. S. Hubbard, Jack Manley Hunter, William P. 

Lowdermilk, Travis W. Owen, R. Bruce Pate, Robert S. Pullman, Julian W.Scott, J. 

E. Sponenberg, Mary L.Von Canon, Ben H.Wilson HI 
WI Clyde S. Boggs, H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Fleming, Jr., Charles J. Hause [RLP], 

Russell R. Knowles [AM], W. Douglas Lamb [AM], J. Rodney Lane, Jr. [AM], Gerald 

R. Massey [AM], Rayford H. Methvin, Peleg D. Midgett III, Alvin J. Morris, Luther M. 

Peele, Jr., John S. Pearsall, Robert E. Rattz [AM], Roger E. Thompson, Tracie 

Varnum [RLP] 



1 85 Legislation 

LEGISLATION 

CONFERENCE CLERGY LIVING COMMITTEE 
A Parsonage Guide 

INTRODUCTION 

1. The Parsonage System: Itineracy is at the heart of the deployment of United 
Methodist clergy. This mode of pastoral assignment is dependent upon the use 
of the parsonage system. It is our expectation that the pastor in charge shall 
reside in a furnished parsonage. Each parsonage should meet the standards of 
the conference and in such cases as these standards are not met, it is the 
responsibility of the pastor, the charge, and the district superintendent to work 
together to move toward these standards. 

2. Charges Provide Furnished Parsonages: The norm is that every full-time or 
student local pastoral charge shall provide a furnished parsonage (either owned 
or rented by the charge) in which the pastor in charge will live. Clergy couples 
(when two parsonages are involved) may negotiate with the cabinet and the 
charges to determine in which parsonage the couple will live. Disabilities covered 
with the Americans with Disabilities Act may require the use of alternative 
arrangements. 

3. New Churches: In new church starts, a rental house or purchased parsonage may 
be provided by the Office of Congregational Development, or a housing 
allowance may be provided with the permission of the bishop and cabinet. A new 
church will provide a parsonage for the second pastor appointed to lead the 
church if, at the time, it has been at least five years since the church's constitut- 
ing conference was held. 

4. Pastoral Home Ownership: Upon written agreement of the pastor/staff-parish 
relations committee, pastor, and district superintendent, and upon approval of 
the charge conference and cabinet, the pastor may be allowed to live in his/her 
own house without remuneration from the charge other than standard utilities as 
long as the charge is ready to provide a parsonage at a pastoral change. 

5. Use of Furnishings: Since it is the norm for the charge to provide and furnish the 
parsonage, it is the normal expectation that the pastor shall use the furnishings 
provided by the charge unless another arrangement is negotiated with the 
parsonage committee. 

6. Pastoral Assignments: It is understood that The Book of Discipline gives the 
bishop and cabinet the authority and responsibility to maintain the itinerant 
system by appointment of pastors (11329). We understand that assignments are 
based upon the parsonage system and without regard to personal living 
arrangements beyond the normal parsonage setting. 

7. Housing Allowances: If the charge prefers that the pastor in charge live in the 
parsonage, that shall be the case. Upon written agreement of the pastor/staff- 
parish relations committee, the pastor, and the district superintendent, and upon 
approval of the charge conference and the cabinet, the charge may offer a 
housing allowance to the pastor. This allowance shall be no less than 20% of 
conference average compensation for the North Carolina Annual Conference 
(20% of the CAC for 1998 would be $7,980) and no more than 40% of 
conference average compensation for the North Carolina Annual Conference 
(40% of the CAC for 1998 would be $15,960). Any exception to this percentage 
range must be approved by the cabinet. Upon a change in pastoral assignment, 
the incoming pastor in charge may choose to live in a parsonage which the 
charge could provide either by purchase or by rental, if necessary. 

8. Parsonage Committees Recommended: It is recommended that in each pastoral 
charge having a parsonage committee, which shall be elected by the charge 
conference upon nomination by the Committee on Nominations and Personnel, 
that said committee shall be amenable the Pastor/Staff Parish Relations 
Committee and work closely with trustees in providing adequate housing for the 
pastor. (Reference is made to The Parsonage Committee in 1J2532 of The Book 
of Discipline, 1996.) This Committee should meet twice yearly at the parsonage. 
In charges of more than one church, each church should be represented on the 
Committee according to the percentage of ownership. Ex-officio members of the 
Committee should include the pastor, the pastor's spouse, chairperson of the 
trustees, and chairperson of the Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee. 



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The following suggestions are standards toward which to work. They are given so that 
the pastoral charge shall know what is expected of it, and that the parsonage family may 
know what to expect: 
REPAIRS, FURNISHINGS, AND/OR SALE OF PARSONAGE 

1 . Repairs and furnishings should be divided among churches on a multiple charge by 
percentage of ownership. 

2. When no interest is owned in a parsonage on a multiple church charge by one or 
more churches, each church having no ownership should pay its pro-rata share of the 
fair rental value of the parsonage and furnishings. Rental money should be placed in 
a savings account for furnishings and repairs. The church or churches which own the 
parsonage should repair and furnish the parsonage. 

3. When a parsonage is sold, the principal proceeds resulting from the sale may not be 
used for the operating budget. (1J2542, The Book of Discipline, 1996) 

THE HOUSE 

1. Minimum of three bedrooms (four are preferable) with ample closet space in each. 
One of the three bedrooms should be on the first floor. 

2. A family room with book shelves, preferably separate and apart from the kitchen 

3. Kitchen with ample built-in cabinets and large enough for family eating space, or a 
breakfast nook 

4. Area large enough for washer, dryer 

5. Two full baths 

6. Living room, large enough for parsonage entertaining 

7. A dining room is desirable, but where there is no dining room, the dining area should 
adjoin the living room in a living-dining room combination. 

8. A home study in the parsonage is a desirable option in addition to the church 
office-study. It should have an outside entrance and be suitably equipped. 

9. Garage with electric doors or a carport 

10. Dry storage space 

11. Adequate heating and air conditioning equipment and insulation, including storm or 
thermal pane windows and doors 

12. Adequate rotary TV antenna or cablevision hook-up, if available. The purpose of this 
recommendation is to save the roof of the house from excessive wear due to moving 
antennas. 

13. Uninterrupted utilities (electricity, water, gas, phone) in the name of the charge 

14. The outgoing pastor is responsible for leaving the parsonage fuel tank full. 

15. The chairperson of the Pastor/Staff Relations Committee and the chairperson of the 
Trustees are responsible for reviewing all items on the "So You're Moving Check Sheet" 
to be certain that each item has been completed. 

THE FURNISHINGS 

The pastoral charge should provide: 

1. All heavy furnishings, including electric or gas range, refrigerator with freezer 
compartment, water heater, washer, dryer, and a dishwasher. (A garbage disposal and 
a freezer are desirable options.) 

2. Bedroom, dining room, den and living room furniture. (One bedroom should be left 
unfurnished, so as to allow the pastor to have his/her own bedroom suite.) 

3. Good mattresses, floor covering, shades, blinds, curtains or draperies in all rooms 

4. Some lamps and occasional tables 

5. Discarded furniture should not be used in furnishing the parsonage 

6. The minister's family should provide linens, blankets, pillows, baby beds, dishes, china, 
crystal, silverware, cooking utensils, radio, TV, and other personal items which they 
desire. 

7. The storage and payment thereof of unused parsonage furnishings and the pastor's 
furnishings is to be negotiated between the pastor and the charge. 

8. An up-to-date inventory of furnishings which includes dates of purchases and costs. 
This should be reviewed and updated at each Committee meeting. Pictures or video 
tapes are recommended and should be kept in a safe place other than the parsonage. 

PARSONAGE GROUNDS 

Parsonage grounds should have foundation shrubbery, shade trees, adequate yard 
space for children, paved driveway and walks, and a power mower. 
CARE OF PROPERTY 

A clean parsonage is much to be desired by all. It is urged that a parsonage family 
keep the home clean and attractive. 

Any abuse of the furnishings or house beyond normal wear should be the responsibility 
of the parsonage family. 



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The following pet policy consistent with the standard policy for rental property is 
established. 

1. The pet owner is responsible for any property damage caused by pet(s). 

2. The pet owner must conform to all state and local ordinances. 

3. The pet owner is responsible for liability for any injury caused by the pet(s). 

4. The pet owner is responsible for professional pest extermination of the parsonage 
when moving. 

Walls, woodwork, and exterior should be painted as needed. The expense of painting, 
sanding and refinishing floors, repairs, periodic pest extermination, cleaning of carpets and 
draperies, are expenses to be borne by the church. 

It is the responsibility of the parsonage family to leave the parsonage clean and in 
good condition when they move to another charge. As close to moving time as possible, 
each family should wash windows, screens and window sills, and leave curtains, draperies, 
carpets, shades, and blinds clean. Special attention should be given to closets, cabinets, 
and drawers. Bathrooms, kitchens, storage rooms, and attics should be clean. Refrigerators 
and stoves as well as all other appliances should be clean and in working order. Check light 
fixtures, exhaust fans, hot and cold air ducts to assure cleanliness. The parsonage yard 
should be well groomed. 

The following information should be left by the pastor for his/her successor: All 
warranties, repair parts lists, instructions for use of equipment belonging to the parsonage, 
and an inventory including dates of purchase and cost of parsonage furnishings. The pastor 
should indicate when and from whom equipment was purchased, and whom to call for 
service. The pastor should leave, also, a list of persons to call for various reasons, where to 
find various items, and when and by whom various improvements are made. 
THE PARSONAGE COMMITTEE 

The persons responsible for the parsonage should have a current inventory of 
parsonage furnishings. A copy of the inventory should be given to the minister and the 
trustees of the parsonage property. This inventory should include date of purchase of each 
item listed, its cost, and dates of renovations and repairs. 

The persons responsible for the parsonage should meet with the pastor and his/her 
spouse twice annually. Furnishings should be evaluated at this time to decide the condition 
of pieces, to discard unacceptable items, check for needed repairs, and replace items if 
needed. The charge shall maintain adequate insurance for the replacement of parsonage 
and furnishings. The pastor is responsible for insurance on the family's personal 
possessions. 

The persons responsible for the parsonage should recommend to the Finance 
Committee an amount to be set aside each year, or included in the budget, for repairs and 
maintenance. A special parsonage maintenance fund should be established. A minimum 
of 1% per year of the replacement value of the parsonage should be placed in this fund, 
and this should continue to accrue until the fund reaches a minimum of 5% of the 
replacement value of the parsonage and then be maintained at that level. Each charge 
conference is urged to designate the chair of the Pastor/Staff Parish Relations Committee, 
chair of trustees, or chair of parsonage committee to make decisions for emergency 
replacements and/or repairs. The chairperson of the Committee on Pastor/Staff Parish 
Relations, the chairperson of the Board of Trustees, and the pastor shall make an annual 
review of the church-owned parsonage to assure proper maintenance. 
BUILDING OR RENOVATING A PARSONAGE 

In all matters pertaining to the location, renovation, and building of a parsonage, the 
Discipline should be consulted. The required legislation related to the above is found in U 
2535-2544 of The Book of Discipline, 1996. 

Parsonage sites should be selected that will hold their value and be a wise investment, 
preferably in a sub-division. Whenever a new parsonage is built, its many uses should be 
considered. 

Churches building new parsonages should be responsive to the handicapping 
procedures in the state building codes. Congregations receiving parsonage families with 
handicapping conditions should be responsive to their housing needs. 

(Guidelines may be secured by writing: Director of Ministerial Relations, NC Annual 
Conference, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605.) 
B. Arbitration Policy - Clergy Living Committee 

The 1987 NC Annual Conference Session created the Clergy Living Committee whose 
responsibilities include "to hear unreconciled problems regarding parsonage usage and to 
recommend solutions and alternatives" (1987 Conference Journal, page 326). 

The following is a proposed policy for the Clergy Living Committee to carry out this 
Annual Conference mandate: 
1 . Provision for clergy housing is the responsibility of the local church. 



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2. Issues regarding housing should be resolved between the clergy family and the local 
church. 

3. If housing matters cannot be resolved to the satisfaction of all involved parties, the 
respective District Superintendent should be invited for mediation by the Pastor/Staff 
Parish Relations Committee. 

4. The Arbitration Sub-committee of the Conference Clergy Living Committee may only 
be invited to arbitrate clergy housing issues at the initiative of the District Superinten- 
dent. Travel expenses will be borne by the Clergy Living Committee. 

5. The sub-committee shall come to the local church or charge to hear the concerns of 
all interested parties, and offer recommendations and/or solutions that shall be 
mutually binding. 

6. Recommendations and solutions offered by the sub-committee shall be consistent with 
the parsonage standards of the North Carolina Conference. 

C. Clergy Living Committee 

1 . The Committee will be composed of at least 50% lay membership. A lay person and 
a clergy person will alternate as the chairperson each quadrennium. 

2. The Committee will meet as necessary, at least once a year, to review policy, to hear 
unreconciled problems, recommendations, and solutions from the Arbitration 
Committee. 

3. The newsletter has been discontinued. 

Susan Southern, Chairperson 

CHARTER OF 

NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 
PURPOSE: In The North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church an 
Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall be organized which will be referred to 
hereafter as The Council. PURPOSE - The purpose of the structure, staff, and programs of 
the North Carolina Annual Conference shall be to help prepare and empower local 
congregations to be strategic centers for ministry and mission. The Council shall: (a) receive 
program recommendations from local churches, district agencies, Annual Conference 
agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; (b) develop these 
recommendations into a coordinated program to be recommended to the Annual 
Conference program, and (c) provide implementation for and administration of the 
coordinated program as adopted by the Conference. 

MEMBERSHIP - the membership of The Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall 
consist of the presiding bishop, the district superintendents; representatives of Conference 
agencies as determined by the Conference; the Conference Secretary; two representatives 
of the Conference youth organization; two representatives (one to be president) of the 
United Methodist Women; the Conference Lay Leader; two representatives of the 
Conference United Methodist Men, one of whom shall be the president; two young adults; 
one lay person from each district, members of General Council on Ministries. Up to five (5) 
members at large, if necessary to make the membership of the council representative of the 
various constituencies of the Annual Conference. 

The following agencies shall be represented in the Conference Council by the 
chairperson. 

Commission on Archives and History 

Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Commission on Church and Society 

Commission on Communications 

Commission on Congregational Development 

Commission on Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries 

Commission on Education 

Commission on Evangelism 

Commission on Health and Human Services 

Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

Commission on Laity 

Commission on Missions and Outreach 

Commission on Religion and Race 

Commission on Status and Role of Women 

Commission on Stewardship 

Commission on Worship 

Committee on Budget 

Committee on Conference Staff Relations 

Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns 

Committee on Native American Ministry 



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Council on Youth Ministries 

Disaster Response Committee 
OTHER MEMBERS - The following shall be members of the Council without vote: Salaried 
and volunteer Annual Conference Staff, Conference Treasurer - Business Administrator, 
President of the Council on Finance and Administration, Director of Rural Church Affairs 
of the Duke Endowment, Executive Director of United Methodist Foundation, Administrative 
Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial Relations. 

(Persons serving on General Agencies would serve as ex-officio members on the 
appropriate Commission or Committee.) 

OFFICERS - The officers of the Council shall be a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and a 
Secretary. They shall be elected by The Council. 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE shall be composed of the following: Chairperson of the 
Council on Ministries, Vice-chairperson of the Council on Ministries, Secretary of the Council 
on Ministries, Bishop, Director of The Council, one Superintendent, Member (s) of General 
Council on Ministries, Lay Leader, President of United Methodist Women, President of 
United Methodist Men, President of Conference United Methodist Youth Fellowship, the 
Chairperson of the Committee on Budget, and two At-Large Members to be appointed by 
the Bishop. Approximately one-half of the members of the Executive Committee shall be 
lay persons. 

The Executive Committee shall be amenable to The Council and shall exercise 
administrative, counseling, and research and planning functions for The Council. The 
Chairperson of the Executive Committee may appoint any of The Council Staff Members 
to serv e in a counseling relationship with any Agency responsible to The Council. 
COMMITTEES - The Council shall institute the following committees: Committee on 
Budget, and Council on Youth Ministry. It may institute other committees as may be 
deemed essential for the effective discharge of its responsibilities. 

DIRECTOR - The Council shall elect, upon nomination by the Committee on Conference 
Staff Relations, in consultation with the Cabinet, an executive officer to be known as the 
Conference Council Executive Director. The Director shall be in consultative relationship to 
the Cabinet on matters relating to correlation, implementation, and administration of the 
Conference Program and other matters as the Cabinet may determine. 
STAFF - All Annual Conference Program Staff shall be amenable to the Council, and shall 
be known as the Conference Council Staff. The Staff shall be under the supervision of the 
Council Director. Ordained ministers on the staff are subject to being appointed by the 
presiding Bishop. 

The council shall be authorized to recruit adequate and qualified personnel to 
implement the work of The Council on Ministries. 

RELATIONSHIPS - The Council shall have the following relationships, including the 
amenabilities indicated. 

1 . All Annual Conference program commissions and committees shall cooperate with and 
be amenable between sessions of the Annual Conference to the Council on Ministries 
of the Annual Conference in matters relating to the development, implementation, and 
administration of the program. 

2. All Annual Conference agencies shall submit the elements of program which are to be 
promoted in, supported by, or implemented by the local churches of the Conference 
to the Council for consideration, coordinating, and calendaring prior to presentation 
to the local churches. The Council may request District or Annual Conference agencies 
to implement a program for the entire conference. 

3. The Council staff shall be responsible, in cooperation with the District Superintendents, 
for the implementation of the Conference program. 

4. The Council may develop and carry out a program of Conference Advance Special 
Giving. 

5. For the purpose of having the most effective leadership at strategic administrative 
levels, each district shall have a District Council on Ministries composed of the 
following: the District Superintendent, District Lay Leader, District President of United 
Methodist Women, District President of United Methodist Youth, District President of 
United Methodist Men, Coordinators (for Adult and Family Life, Young Adults, Youth, 
and Children's Ministries), and the district directors of the Annual Conference 
Commissions and Committees, the district representative on the Conference Council 
on Ministries, and others deemed necessary who shall be selected by the District 
Superintendent unless otherwise provided for by The Discipline. These persons shall 
be expected to work closely with the District Superintendent in providing effective 
leadership for the entire Conference and District Programs as they relate to district 
promotion and cultivation. 



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6. Adequate secretarial service for staff functions shall be provided by the Council. 
However, even though a secretary is aligned to a particular office, all secretaries are 
employees of The Council, not a particular Commission or Staff Person. 

FUNCTIONS - The functions of the Annual Conference Council on Ministries are: 

1. To study the mission of the Annual Conference and the local churches of the 
Conference, and to determine program emphasis which will assist the Conference and 
the local churches to perform their mission. 

2. To describe, coordinate, and organize opportunities to serve within the mission. 

3. To receive program recommendations from the local churches, the District and Annual 
Conference agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; to 
evaluate these recommendations; and to formulate a coordinated Conference program 
to be presented to the Annual Conference for consideration. 

4. To provide for implementation and administration of the program adopted by the 
Conference. 

5. To provide program resources and assistance in program planning implementation for 
local churches. 

6. To provide staff personnel for implementing and administering the conference 
program, in conjunction with the various commissions and committees of the Annual 
Conference. 

7. To promote principles of good communication within the Conference to provide two- 
way channels of communication between Annual Conference agencies, District 
Councils on Ministries, and local churches, and to lead the Conference in making 
creative use of communications and opportunities offered by modern mass media, 
including Conference and General Church periodicals and resources and to offer 
counsel in public relations activities for the Conference. 

8. To provide communications training opportunities for leaders in the Annual 
Conferences and the local churches. 

9. To interpret the programs of the General Church and the Annual Conference to the 
local churches and to promote all General and Conference benevolent causes in 
cooperation with the standing General Commission on Communication. 

10. To give leadership in research and planning for the Conference and to cooperate with 
other research and planning agencies. 

11. To cooperate in ecumenical projects and events which have been approved by the 
Conference. 

12. To study and coordinate the budget asking of the Conference agencies as they relate 
to the Conference program and to make recommendations regarding the same to The 
Council on Finance and Administration. 

13. To interpret the Conference program to the local churches with a view toward gaining 
the financial support needed in order to implement that program. 

14. To provide for relationships with the media within the Conference, including 
newspapers, radio and television; take initiative in television programming at the 
Conference level, and give counsel to districts and local churches concerning 
television, utilizing the resources of the General Commission on Communication; 
provide for the use of videotape within the Conference; perform public relations 
functions for the Conference and assist in the public relations of agencies and 
institutions of the Conference. 

15. To provide guidance and training for district leaders and groups to support their 
various tasks with local churches and in their district and/or Annual Conference 
responsibilities. 

16. To inform the general program agencies of the names of those Annual Conference 
agencies that provide for program responsibilities related to the objectives and scope 
of the general program agencies. 

17. To provide for leader training at the Conference, district, and local church levels 
through the work of the various agencies, to be facilitated by the Conference staff 
pe rson assigned to the agency and funded by a line item in its budget. 

MEETINGS - The Council shall meet at least two times during the church year with such 
additional meeting as may be called by the Chairperson or Executive Committee. 

Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held as deemed necessary by the 
Chairperson or the Council Director. 

COUNCIL COMMITTEES 

A COMMITTEE ON BUDGET of six elected members, plus the Director as an ex-officio 
member shall be organized by and be amenable to the Conference Council on Ministries. 

It shall receive budget asking from commissions, committees and other agencies for 
program implementation and after coordinating them shall make recommendations to the 
Council on Ministries concerning budget asking. The Committee shall submit the Budget 



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as approved by the Council on Ministries to the Council on Finance and Administration. 
After receiving and considering staff salary recommendations from the Committee on 
Conference Staff Relations, the Budget Committee shall recommend to the Council on 
Ministries at its last meeting of the calendar year a salary schedule for the staff for the 
following calendar year. In the case of new staff persons the salary must be approved by the 
Budget Committee in consultation with the Cabinet. CJpon recommendation of the Director 
of the Council on Ministries, the Committee shall consider and set the salaries of the 

support staff. 

THE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES STAFF WILL RELATE TO THE COMMITTEE ON 
CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS. 

COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES - twelve (12) district directors of youth ministry, five (5) 
elected Conference youth officers, seven (7) at-large members chosen by the five elected 
Conference youth officers, twelve (12) persons, one from each district elected at district 
caucuses at ACS, four (4) junior high youth chosen by participants at junior high events. 

Officers - A chairperson and such other officers as deemed necessary shall be elected 
from the group. The chairperson shall be a member of the Council on Ministries. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional meetings of an 
executive committee (to be selected by the Council) may be held annually. 

Funding - Expenses incurred in Council meeting shall be paid by the Council on 
Ministries. Expenses of the Executive Committee are to be paid by the Council on Ministries. 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 
PROGRAM CALENDAR AND ADVANCE SPECIALS 

Our Mission: The purpose of the annual conference is to make disciples for 
Jesus Christ by equipping its local churches for ministry and by providing a connection 
for ministry beyond the local church; all to the glory of God. 

(1996 Book of Discipline, 11601) 

(The above is the sole program recommendation directed to the local church and 

district in 1999 by the Conference Council on Ministries. This calendar lists General Church 

and Conference special days that are to be observed. The Conference programs included 

in this calendar require Annual Conference action.) 

1999 CONFERENCE PROGRAM CALENDAR 

JANUARY 

3 Project AGAPE, Mission to Armenia Sunday *** 
9 Conference Council on Youth Ministries Meeting 
12-14 Cabinet Meeting 

17 Human Relations Day * 

24 Church Extension Sunday 

FEBRUARY 
7 Camp Sunday 

14 Boy Scout Sunday *** 

17 Ash Wednesday 

18 CCOM Meeting 
18-20 Cabinet Meeting 

MARCH 
3-5 Cabinet Meeting 

14 Girl Scout Sunday *** 

14 One Great Hour of Sharing * 

17-21 Global Vision for Youth 
28 Palm Sunday 

APRIL 

1 -2 Cabinet Meeting 

2 Good Friday (CJMB closed) 

4 Easter 

5-9 Cabinet Meeting 

18 Native American Awareness Sunday * 

25 Heritage Sunday ** 

25 Conference Youth Rally Day 

MAY 
6 National Day of Prayer 

9 Mother's Day/Festival of the Christian Home 

11-13 Cabinet Meeting 
23 Pentecost 



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24 Aldersgate Day 

30 Peace with Justice Sunday * 

31 Memorial Day (UMB closed) 

JUNE 
10-13 Annual Conference 
1 Cabinet Meeting (if needed) 

12-19 Appalachian Trail Hike for Youth 

20 Father's Day 

21-26 Summer Breakaway for Youth 

JULY 

5 Tapestry for Youth 

7-8 Cabinet Meeting at Lake Junaluska 

19-24 Annual Conference Session for Youth (ACS) 

AUGUST 
SEPTEMBER 

6 Labor Day (UMB closed) 
12 UM Foundation Sunday *** 
13-14 Cabinet Meeting 

18 CCYM Meeting 

OCTOBER 
3 World Communion Sunday * 

13-14 Cabinet Meeting 
17 Laity Sunday ** 

NOVEMBER 
5-7 Pilgrimage for Youth Groups 

8-10 Cabinet Meeting 
10 CCOM Meeting 

21 Methodist Home for Children Special Emphasis *** 
25-26 Thanksgiving (UMB closed) 

28 United Methodist Student Day * 

DECEMBER 
1 -2 Cabinet Meeting 

10 Cabinet Christmas Dinner 

2 1 -24 Christmas Holidays (UMB closed) 

* These days are to be observed with special offering as directed by the General 

Conference. 
** These days are to be observed without special offering. Most are directed by the 

General Conference. 
*** These days are to be observed as conference special days for interpretation and 

emphasis. 

1999 CONFERENCE ADVANCE SPECIALS 

Advance Special: Each local church, after having gone the first mile by paying their 
apportionments in full, should consider giving to at least one project in each lane of the 
Advance: World, Missionary Salary Support, National, UMCOR, and Conference, thereby 
becoming a Rainbow Covenant Church. 
A Lane One: World Missions 

1) Special Emphasis: Project AGAPE, Armenia . The Director of Project AGAPE 
coordinates relief efforts in Armenia (food, medical supplies, medication); working 
with the Armenian Church to provide a holistic ministry in pastoral care, 
education, healthcare, agriculture and economic development; and working with 
an English-speaking congregation in Yerevan and support for the Lachin Home 
for Children. 

2) Special Emphasis: Ganta United Methodist Elementary School. Liberia, Africa 
#011000-6BN. This 50-year old elementary school needs immediate repair. 
Needs have been made more urgent by the recent civil war in Liberia during 
which the school was looted and the area economically devastated. This is one 
of a very few schools still functioning. 

3) Special Emphasis: Peru Covenant Task Force. Funds received for this project will 
be administered by the NC Conference Peru Task Force to fulfill the cove-nant 
made between our Conference and the Peru Conference. Funds will also be 
directed to World Advance Projects in Peru, relating to theological education, new 



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church development, leadership training and the Children's Breakfasts of Love 
on the basis of needs communicated by the Peru Conference. 

4) Sunday School Programs for Children, Indonesia (#012381 -7 IT). Provides 
Sunday School materials and training opportunities for the church schools and 
the teachers of the Methodist Church of Indonesia. 

5) Preventing Prostitution: A Ministry to Young Women, Porto Aleqre, Brazil 
(#11279-10RA). Offering young women and girls from impoverished families 
alternatives to prostitution by helping them get vocational training. 

6) Andean Rural Health Care Program, Bolivia (#010158-2 RA). To provide 
vaccinations, nutritional monitoring of children, prenatal care, and other 
preventative health care services. Funds given under this Advance number are 
divided equally between the Andean Rural Health Care Program and other health 
care programs of the Bolivian Methodist Church, as per agreement made 
between ARHC and church leaders in Bolivia. 

7) United Methodist Seminary in Russia (#012174-ORA). Scholarships will provide 
good Biblical and theological training for the development of strong ministries for 
future Russian church leaders. 

Any other World Advance Special as listed in Partnership in Missions. 
Lane Two: National Missions 

1) Special Emphasis: National Hispanic Ministries Challenge Fund (#982620-1). 
Provides assistance to Annual Conferences developing Hispanic Ministries, 
especially in the areas of leadership recruitment and development, financial 
resources and printed resources. 

2) Special Emphasis: Society of St. Andrew Potato Project, V.A. (#801600-0). 
Salvages millions of pounds of unmarketable potatoes and other produce and 
distributes the food to hungry people nationwide. 

3) Special Emphasis: Robeson County Church & Community Center, Lumberton, 
NC (#791742-0). An ecumenical ministry in a multi-cultural community which 
is designed to help local churches meet emergency needs, literacy tutoring for 
children and adults, home repairs and building new homes. Speakers are 
available upon request. 

4) Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC. (#731372-2). Provides for training 
needs and development of churches in town and rural settings. 

5) National Native American Family Camp, Fayetteville, NC (#982602-8). Provides 
an annual opportunity for Native American church leaders to attend or lead 
workshops in outreach ministries and evangelism. 

6) Southeastern Jurisdiction Association of Native American Ministries, (#791 842-4) . 
Lake Junaluska, NC: To help meet the needs of 130,000+ Native Americans 
living in the 1 7 annual conferences of the Southeast. 

7) Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries, Lake Junaluska, (#731200-0). Relates to 
United Methodist and other organizations engaged in criminal justice ministries. 
Provides resources for United Methodist Committees on prison ministry and 
prison reform. 

8) Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, Parish Partners, Oklahoma City 
(#583634-4). Provides vitally needed pastoral support so that the conference can 
expand its ministry. For names of specific pastors with whom your church can 
enter into a covenant, contact the Conference Missions Office. 

Any other National Advance Special as listed in Partnership in Missions. 
Lane Three: Missionary Salary Support 

The missionaries listed below are assigned to the NC Annual Conference by the 
General Board of Global Ministries. Biographicals are available in the Conference Office 
of Missions. They are listed below according to their need for support, with those listed 
first having the greatest need. 

Hazel Terhune (#003774) Hazel serves as an evangelist and teacher of English in 
Tokyo, Japan. 

Sonia Reid Strawn (#003705-3BZ) Sonia is a missionary in Seoul, Korea. She is a 
professor at Ewha Womans University. She is a teacher, mentor and friend to 
university students in Korea. 

Brenda Connelly (#982937) Brenda is Executive Director of Older Adult Ministries in 
a mission agency in the North Alabama Conference. This agency provides fellowship 
groups, helping hands, day care centers and work teams. 

Beth Gipe (#012115) Beth is on the General Board of Global Ministries "Home 
Assignment" doing interpretation. 
Vickie Sigmon (#982916-8) Vickie works with the Yokefellow Prison Ministry in NC. 



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Richard Connelly (#982919) Rick is director of Kingdom Builders in the North 

Alabama Conference. He works with Volunteers-in-Missions doing repairs to homes of 

low-income families and small membership churches. 

Denise Honeycutt-Watkins, Nigeria, Africa. (#012112) Denise is teaching at the 

Banyam Theological Seminary in the areas of New Testament and theology and also 

serves as an associate pastor in a local church. 

Herbert Zigbuo, Liberia, Africa. (#01091 1-1) Herbert is currently assigned to Monrovia, 

Liberia, working as Associate Pastor of a United Methodist Congregation, developing 

adult education programs, and working with Operation Classroom. 

Mary Zigbuo, Liberia, Africa. (#010721-4) Mary is currently assigned to Monrovia, 

Liberia, working with St. Matthews Methodist School and with Operation Classroom. 

Doug Gipe (#012116) Doug is on the General Board of Global Ministries "Home 

Assignment" doing interpretation. 

James (Pat) Watkins, Nigeria, Africa. (#012110) Pat is developing an automotive 

mechanics education program and also serves as an associate pastor in a local 

church. 

Rosetta Booker-Brown, Angola (#010828) First Methodist Missionary in Angola in 

thirty years. Rosetta is responsible for establishing/coordinating/training a Community 

Based Health Care program, not only in Angola but in other areas of Africa. 

Robert Terhune (#003773) Robert serves a local church in Tokyo, Japan. 

D. Lane Four: GMCOR 

1) Clean Water and Hydro-Ram Pumps, Indonesia, (#217435-1). Provides villages 
with clean water through the use of hydro-ram pumps to save women from 
carrying water long distances. 

2) Rwanda: Assistance to Rwanda Returning Refugees (#177775-4). Provides tools 
and household items to help reintegrate Rwandese refugees and displaced 
persons. 

3) Brazil - C1EMAL Street Children Projects (#714367-6). Offers new opportunities 
and hope to street children in several cities through skills training, temporary 
shelter, alternative education and food. 

4) GMCOR Disaster Response (#901670-1). Enables GMCOR to respond to persons 
in need after natural disasters in the Gnited States. 

5) World Hunger/Poverty (#982920-4). Provides both short-term crisis relief and 
long-term developmental assistance to eliminate the root causes of hunger. 

6) Four Homes of Mercy. Israel, Jerusalem. (#629483-7). Provides medical care for 
handicapped persons, homeless persons, the elderly, and expectant mothers. 

7) Bread for the World (#982325-3). Educates and influences people to work for 
government policies that address the basic causes of domestic and world hunger. 

8) Heifer Project International (#982530-8-General Program; #982532- 1 -Living Gift 
Program). An inter-faith project that provides animals and other assistance to 
rural families. Recipients agree to pass on the firstborn female offspring of their 
animals to someone else in need. 

9) CROP/Church World Service Community Hunger Appeal (#982380-1). Funds 
raised by a local church in a CROP event can receive GMCOR credit. For 
necessary forms contact: Carolinas CROP Office, 1006 Lamond Ave., Durham, 
NC 27701. 

Any other GMCOR Advance Special listed in Partnership in Missions or any GMCOR 
emergency appeal. 

E. Lane Five: Conference Advance - SPECIAL EMPHASIS 

1) Chatham-Lee Hispanic Ministries. A ministry to fast growing Hispanic population 
in Siler City and Sanford, served by Spanish-speaking pastor. Worship, Bible 
study, fellowship, and assistance with cultural transition needs are provided. 

2) Ethnic Local Church Projects in the Rockingham District. Funds will be used to 
assist ethnic churches with crucial needs. Projects to be lifted up for assistance 
in 1999 are Piney Grove GMC Building and the Rockingham District Native 
American Cooperative Ministries. 

3) Prison MATCH (Mothers and Their Children) . An interfaith program provides 
mothers and their children with the support and resources necessary to maintain 
and strengthen family relationships and to help break the cycle of children 
following their parents to prison. 

4) Walnut Terrace Child Development Center. Offers a unique program of child care 
for children aged six weeks to five years. Serves children primarily from low- 
income families. 

5) Food Bank of North Carolina. Distributes food at minimal cost to hunger 
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6) N.C. Office, Society of St. Andrew Potato Project, P.O. Box 25081, Durham NC 
27702-5081. Coordinates and runs all hunger relief programs for Society of St. 
Andrew in North Carolina. More than 2 million pounds of produce saved and 
distributed in North Carolina at a cost of just 3 cents per pound. 

7) Stop Hunger Now is a new organization whose Chairman, Reverend Ray 
Buchanan (a member of the VA Conference) was the Founder of the Society of 
St. Andrew. Stop Hunger Now provides immediate relief to famine affected areas 
around the world. 

8) John Wesley Endowment is to provide start-up, promotional, and sustaining 
funds for new churches established in low income communities within the 
bounds of The NC Conference. 

9) Isa Grant Scholarship. Provides work team scholarships for persons who could 
not otherwise participate, especially young adults. 

10) N.C. Council of Churches. Gives witness to the unity that God has given through 
Christ, to the churches in NC. It is an instrument for cooperative study and 
action, especially on matters of justice; child and family advocacy; violence 
against women; public policy advocacy; rural crisis and farm workers advocacy; 
disaster relief; criminal justice; workplace safety; peace-making; AIDS ministry; 
and Christian unity. 

11) Yokefellow Prison Ministries. Educates church people concerning Christian 
responsibility for persons affected by crime and brings Christians into direct 
service ministries with prison inmates and their families. 

12) Caswell County Parish, Inc. Providing services to elderly and low-income families 
through Meals-on-Wheels, outreach program, fuel and rent assistance, clothing, 
food. In addition, Family Violence Prevention Program provides services for 
families who are suffering from domestic violence. 

13) Volunteer Emergency Families for Children (VEFC) . A private non-profit 
organization with the purpose of helping communities develop and utilize local 
resources by providing emergency shelter care to children-in-crisis. 

14) Youth Service Fund. Supports mission projects within the annual conference and 
beyond, which have been selected by youth of our conference. 

15) Wesley Heritage Project. Gifts will help translate the works of John and Charles 
Wesley into Spanish and Portuguese. 

16) District Boards of Mission. Funds should be sent directly to the District Board 
and reported at year-end on Table II as Conference Advance. 

17) All human need projects, church extension projects, and special offerings 
approved by District Board of Missions/District Council on Ministries as 
Conference Advance Specials , in accordance with 11627.4 of the 1996 Book of 
Discipline. 

18) N.C. Conference Disaster Appeals 

19) Conference Evangelists. To provide support for NC Conference approved 
evangelists. 

20) All new churches less than five years old. 

21) The following UM institutional programs and projects. 

a. Camps: Chestnut Ridge, Don Lee, Rockfish, Kerr Lake 

b. Member Groups of The GMC Campus Ministry Association 

c. General Scholarship Funds at Methodist, Louisburg, Wesleyan Colleges and 
Duke Divinity School 

d. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Retirement Homes 

e. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Home for Children 

f. Asbury Homes 

The Annual Conference will approve district projects for advance specials in accor- 
dance with 1f627.4 of The Book of Discipline. This insures that local churches making 
advance specials on a district level and reported to the Annual Conference advance 
specials will receive credit. 

NOMINATIONS 

Trustee/Campus Ministry Nominations 

COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY 

A. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES 

How trustees for colleges listed below are selected: The nominating committee 
of each board of trustees selects a list of nominees to fill vacancies and submits 
these along with a biographical statement to the full board at its fall meeting; the 
individual boards of trustees approve these and they are submitted to the 
Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry for consideration at its 



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spring meeting. The Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry has 
biographical information supplied to it by each institution of higher education. 
The Commission on Higher Education confirms the new nominations at its 
spring meeting, and then presents them to the North Carolina Conference at its 
June meeting. 

1 . Bennett College (None submitted) 

2. Duke University 

•Charles Michael Smith, NC Conference elder, replacing Bishop C. P. 
Minnick 

3. Greensboro College 

•William E. Blackwell, Greensboro retired businessman, succeeding himself 
•Mary McLean D. Bradshaw, Raleigh civic leader, succeeding herself 
•G. Robert McKenzie, Jr., Burlington retired clergy, succeeding himself 
•Walter Newton, Butner businessman, succeeding himself 

4. High Point University 

•Edward H. Covington, area business leader 
•J. Robert Stout, area business leader 
B. UNITED METHODIST CAMPCJS MINISTRIES 

1 . A & T State University Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 
•Students: Montrel Caldwell, Lashonda Davis, Leslie Dudley, Felicia Foster, 
Sherry Galloway, Aimee Hunt, Brian Jones, Maurice Lackey, Erica Lyles, 
Chris Stephens, Tonya Olds, Keisha Wright 

•Faculty/Staff: James Armstrong, Sarah Beale, Joyce Hairston, Isaac Miller, 
James Sibert, Alex Williamson, Sandra Williamson, Joseph Whittaker 
•At Large: Samuel Dunn, Lila Lloyd, Paul Perkins, Mary Reaves 
•District At Large: Larry Fitzgerald, Glenn Rankin, Donnell Jeffries, Belvin 
Jessup 

•Ex-Officio: Patricia Braddy, Andrew Brown, Robert Carter, Penny DeLoca, 
Anthony Dillard, Glenn Lyles, Herbert Smith, Patricia Smith, Benjamin 
Stewart, Ann Gaines-Swygert, M. Carol Williams, Earl Wilson, Patricia 
Wiseman, Susan Norman Vickers 

2. Appalachian State University Wesley Foundation Board 

•Students: Mallory Anderson, Allison Bustle, Andrew Harmon, Doug 
Kneeland, Stacey Hembree, Heather Herrin, Jessee Hickle, Taylor Mills, 
Elizabeth Jessee, Anne Kindley, Jennifer McSwain, Holly Walden 
•Faculty /Staff: Rodney Duke, Sandy Eagle, Sandra Gravett, Lauren Horton, 
Tim Horton, John- Ray, Brad Reid, Debbie Reid, Dave Robertson, Sherry 
Street, Jim Street, Linda Weldon 
•At Large: Dean Blackwelder, Jason Duvall, Andy Harkins, Bridgett Hicks, 

Mike Kroeger, Mary Catherine Mc , John Thomas 

•District: Jana Duke, Karen Hastings 

•Ex-Officio: Tom Gibson, Patricia Lewis, Dan Lyons, Hannah Sullivan, 

Sylvia Wilhelm, Manuel Wortman 

3. Raleigh Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

•Students: Greg Foster, Cherilyn Heggen, Hope Kinslley, Katherine Roberts, 

Jeremy Walls, Dawn Williams, Ginger Yancey 

•At Large: Jean Aycock, Keith Glover, Dennis Peay, Barbara Price, Christy 

White, Mark Woodhouse, Phil Wong 

•Ex-Officio: Kermit Braswell, Kim Chestnutt, Steve Hickle, Bob Jones, F. 

Belton Joyner, Jr., Ryan Keeter, Duke Div.Sch. Intern, Bill Sharpe, Julie 

Steele, Hope Morgan Ward, Rick Wilkerson 

4. United Methodist Campus Ministry at Duke 

•Executive Committee: Joe Mann, chair, Cammey Cole, vice-chair, Roger 

Loyd, secretary, Homer Bass, Trina Walters, co-treasurers 

•Facilities Committee.Judy Hay s, chair, Shane Benjamin, Bryan Gross, 

Kerry Kidwell, Roger Loyd 

•Finance Committee: Cammey Cole, chair, Homer Bass, Susan Carpenter, 

Charmin Bortz Shiely, Trina Walters 

•Campus/Staff Relations Committee: Paula Gilbert, chair, Jennifer 

Andrews, Laurie Hays Coffman, Lisa Brown Cole, Leonard Fairley, Delores 

Langley, Charles Morrison, Boo Tyson, Abby Williford 

•Nominations Committee: Susan Newton Graebe, chair, Mike Baughman, 

Diane Blanchard, Beth Dixon, Nikki Fetter, Robert Earl Ross, Grant Wacker 



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•Ex-Officio: Susan Jones, Emily Thomas; Interns: Kristen Bargeron, David 
Wright; Admin. Asst.: Judie Henry 

5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wesley Foundation Board 
•Students: Kelly Allen, Jeff Davis, Matthew Pierce, Scott Schaaf, Jeremy 
Troxler, Christy Watson, Holly Williams, Sarah Williams 
•Faculty/Staff: John Brantley, Brent Clark 

•At Large: Cindy Clark, Susan Chappell, David Kirkman, Sally Kocher 
•Ex-Officio: Susan Allred, Sarah West Campbell, William Gattis, Ronald 
Gonia, Rodney Hamm, Raegan May, Debby Mello, Gregg Sullivan 

6. University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wesley-Luther House Board of 
Directors 

•At Large: Dennis Askew, Ceola Ross Baber, Steve Danford, Lianne 
Ferguson, Zachary Greene, Jennifer Harrill, Erika Hogue, Ted Hunter, John 
C. Linz, Eleanor McCrickard, Richard Swanson, Jeannie Symonds 
•Ex-Officio: Andrew Brown, Gaye Clifton, Glenn Griffiths, Ronald Moss, 
Manuel Wortman 

7. University of North Carolina at Pembroke Wesley Foundation 

•At Large: Larry Chandler, Frank Daughtrey, Bill James Locklear, Terry 
Hunt, Norma Thompson, James E. Locklear, Joel Garth Locklear, Emily 
Love, Warren Love, Magnolia O. Lowry, Ruth Woods 
•Ex-Officio: Ray Brooks, Eddie Mac Locklear, Ed Morrison, Noah Woods 

8. Wesley Foundation of Greenville, Inc. Board of Directors 

•Students: Warren Baker, Summer Byrum, Alex Cheek, Jean Marie 

Ducharme, Elizabeth Mumm, Jessica Offner, 2 freshman or transfers TBA 

•Faculty/Staff: Ruth Benedict, John Childers, Henry Ferrell 

•Local Churches: Hugh Cox, Michael Carey - Covenant; Jeannie Brown, 

Denise Cox - Holy Trinity; Steve Creech, Camilla Davis - Jarvis; Mike Board, 

Lanie Shive - St. James 

•District: June Arnold, Ed Davenport, Judy Jolly, Herschel Williams 

•Ex-Officio: Naomi Baker, Sidney Huggins, Thomas Holtsclaw, Edith 

Jenkins, Barbara Smith, Eugene Tyson, Woodrow Wells, Scott Wilkinson 

9. Western Carolina University Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 
•Students: Tommy Duncan, Carrie Ann Smith, 2 officers elected 4/98 
•Faculty/Staff: Bonita Jacobs, Clifford R. Lovin, Dan Pitillo, James W. 
Wallace, Jr. 

•District At Large: W. H. Crawford, Karen Jordan, Ron Story, Rena Sutton 

•Local At Large: Julie Barnes, Tommy Frazier, Kathy McAbee, James 

Medlin 

•Ex-Officio: Robert L. Carter, Jr., John Liveley, Frank L. Padgett, George 

C. Weekley, Larry D. Wilkinson 

10. Winston-Salem Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

•Students: NCSA: 1 to be named; Salem: Ana Alexander, Sarah Jones; 
Wake Forest: Jennifer Gunn, Nathan Kirkpatrick, Daniel Ogle 
•Faculty/Staff: Wendell Eysenbach, Joe Daniels, Sam Gladding, Bill Hunter, 
Kent Outlaw 

•District At Large: Caren Bigelow, Martha Brown, Joe Daniels, Debora h 
Daniels, Wendell Eysenbach, Bill Hunter, Verdell Michaux, Kent Outlaw, 
Sandra Pennington, Steve Reeder, Michelle Reeder 

•Local Church: Mark Barden, Jessica Coates, Ann Haywood, Verdell 
Michaux, Susan Nesbit, Sandra Pennington 

•Ex-Officio: Tim Auman, Pam Carter, Deborah Daniels, E. Wannamaker 
Hardin, Manuel Wortman 
UNITED METHODISTS ON ECUMENICAL CAMPUS MINISTRY BOARDS 

1. North Carolina Central University 
•Edith Gleaves, Janice Nicholson 

2. University of North Carolina at Charlotte 
•Jeff Corley, Dawson Hancock, Fred Jordan 

3. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 

•Gary Brown, Jean Bullock, Ann Cromartie, Charlotte Worsley 



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n. Commission on Health and Human Sendees 

A. TRUSTEES TO CONTINUE SERVING THE METHODIST RETIREMENT 
HOMES, INC. 

Class of 1999 

•Albert F. Fisher, Durham District, 1991 

•George W. Newton, Durham District, 1991 

•H. Lyman Ormond, Jr., Greenville District, 1991 

•Louise Peterson, Fayetteville District, 1991 

Class of 2000 

•Arron W. E. Capel, Sanford District, 1992 

•Gary H. Fisher, Rockingham District, 1992 

•Mary E. Snyder, Raleigh District, 1992 

•M. W. Stancil, Goldsboro District, 1992 

Class of 2001 

•William E. Braswell, Fayetteville District, 1993 

•Anne L. Clark, Durham District, 1993 

•Betty S. Speir, Greenville District, 1993 

•Anne Whitehurst, Greenville District, 1993 

B. TRUSTEE NOMINATIONS FOR THE METHODIST RETIREMENT HOMES.INC. 
Class of 2002 

•Leslie H. Bavacqua, Raleigh District, 1994 
•Henry McNair McGill, Raleigh District, 1994 
•L. Milton Whaley, Durham District, 1994 
•E. M. Williams, Sanford District 1994 

CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS, COMMITTEE ON 

The Conference Staff Relations Committee has met three times during the 
conference year to implement the purpose of our Committee which is to: confer and 
counsel with the Council on Ministries Staff to make effective ministry possible - to receive 
reports concerning the work of the Staff - to evaluate effectiveness - to make nominations 
for staff positions and to recommend salaries. 

Since our last Annual Conference, we have welcomed a new director of CCOM, the 
Reverend Hope Morgan Ward. We commend her for her outstanding leadership of the 
CCOM during this past year. Realizing that it has been a time of transition, learning, 
challenge, frustration, and discovery, we are confident that she has arisen to the 
challenges and has given her best, and we ask God's blessings on her as she continues 
in this position for another year. 

Our new director has led us in exploring other creative and innovative avenues of 
implementing the purpose of our Committee and we are grateful for that. 

We continue to up-grade and review the Handbook of Personnel Policies for support 
staff and program staff at the United Methodist Building so that all will have a good 
understanding of their rights and obligations as an employee. 

In February, the Committee and all conference related personnel in the United 
Methodist Building gathered for a luncheon at Balentine's Restaurant. This was a time of 
fun, fellowship, and a means of establishing community and good relations with everyone 
who works together for the Annual Conference. It was also a time for the Committee to 
express our thanks and appreciation to all the Staff for their continued efforts in meeting 
the goal of helping prepare and empower local congregations to be strategic centers for 
ministry and mission, and to help make disciples. 

Salaries for program staff positions on the CCOM were recommended and approved 
at the November meeting of the Council. A 5% increase was approved for all Council 
associate directors with the exception of the Office of Multi-Cultural/Social Ministries 
Office which was increased to 1 0% to bring that office in line with the other offices of the 
Council. 

At the February meeting of the CCOM, there being no requests for changes in the 
present staff on the CCOM Staff, our Committee recommended and the CCOM approved, 
that the present clergy persons serving on the Staff be reappointed, that the deacon and 
diaconal minister be given a service appointment, and that the one lay person continue 
to be employed, all as associate directors of CCOM. 

At the request of Carol D. Hayes, the Committee has recommended and the CCOM 
has approved, a 3-month sabbatical (April, May, and June, 1999) for her to participate 
in a 6-week study in Costa Rica and a 3-week retreat for spiritual discernment which may 
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We express our thanks and appreciation to the Support Staff and Program Staff at 
the United Methodist Building for their continued support of ministry and mission in the 
NC Conference. 

Jane H. Johnson, Chairperson 

DIVISION OF DEACONS AND DIACONAL MINISTRIES, 
BOARD OF ORDAINED MINISTRY 

This year we are pleased to present to the NC Annual Conference Juanita Cousins 
Bryant and Betty Ann Buckley for consecration as diaconal ministers. They have completed 
the candidacy process, have been examined by the Division of Deacons of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry, and have been found to be spiritually grounded, psychologically fit, and 
academically prepared for diaconal ministry. 

We are excited about the possibilities for ministry in the future, and we remain 
committed to working with, caring for, and supporting - candidates for diaconal ministry, - 
those persons who remain in diaconal ministry, - persons who are certified or who seek 
certification in the future, - those who have chosen to transition into the new order of 
deacon in full connection, - and those who seek future ordination in this order. 
Report of Professional Educators 
MINISTERS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Huckaby, Robert L, Jr. (Rob) Program Director, Raleigh: Asbury 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Min.Chr.Ed.,DG:Oxford 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Assoc. Dir., CCOM Youth & Camping 

DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

Hayes, Carol Dell (Carol) Assoc. Dir. of CCOM, CE & Lay Ministries 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) Dir. of CE/Music/Youth,Maxton:Prospect 

Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane) Family Min., Nashville:BOD 

Waters, C. Denise Conner (Denise) Asst.to Chaplain,MRH 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard) Min.of Prog., Smithfield: Centenary 

ASSOCIATES IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION - Certification Renewed 

Vaughn, Stephen W. II (Steve) Dia.Min. of Music/Older Adults,Greenville:St.James 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Dia.Min.CE & Prog., BU: Front St. 

Report of Professional Church Musicians 
MINISTERS OF MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Argo, David Anthony (Tony) Min. of Music, Fayetteville:Haymount 

DIRECTORS OF MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Crissman, Marjorie S. (Marjorie) Dir.of Music,Wilmington:Seaside 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) DCE/Music/Youth, Maxton:Prospect 

Moore, Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Dir. of Music, NB:Shady Grove 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) Min. of MusicAVorship,Durham:Epworth 

Weisser, William James (Bill) Min. of Music, Raleigh :Edenton St. 

ASSOCIATES IN MUSIC - Certification Renewed 

Hicks, Patricia V. (Trish) Dir. Music Min., Cary: First 

Report of the Diaconal Ministers 

DIACONAL MINISTERS - Consecration Renewed 

♦Archer, Patricia Hicks (Trish) Min.of Program,Wilmington:Trinity 

Arledge, Alice (Alice) Leave of Absence 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

♦Jolly, Judith O. (Judy) DCE, GR District 

Kelley, Amy Lynn (Amy) Leave of Absence 

Kunka, Alice K. (Alice) Co-Coord., Raleigh:CLAY,Garner/DM,Sunrise UMC 

Lamb, Kimberly S. (Kim) Prog. Dir.,Raleigh:St.Mark's 

♦Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Min. of Chr.Ed.,DU:Oxford 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Assoc. Dir., CCOM Youth/Camping 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) Min. of MusicAVorship,Durham:Epworth 

♦Powell, Cynthia D. (Cynthia) Dia. Min. of Ed,Graham:First 

Sluder, David M. (David) Leave of Absence 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Dia.Min.CE & Prog., BU: Front St. 

♦to be ordained deacons in full connection 

Deacons in Full Connection 

D. Anthony Argo, Carol D. Hayes, Patricia V. Hicks, Robert L. Huckaby, Jr., Robert J. Irvine, 

Harold D. Jacobs, Elaine A. Lilliston, Linda S. Logston, Patricia J. Lykins, Mary Jane Pierce 

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

Arledge, Alice (3rd yr) Kelley, Amy Lynn (2nd yr) 

Rebecca Lile (4th yr) Sluder, David M. (5th yr) 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTERS 

This Year None 

Previously 

Bernice Ballance Laura Sexton Davenport Robert H. Garrison, Jr. 

Marilyn Johnson Irene F. Gattis Tacoma O'Connor 

Wanda Gail Walker Leslie C. Womack 

TO BE CONSECRATED AS DIACONAL MINISTERS 

Juanita Cousins Bryant Betty Ann Buckley 

Denise Conner Waters, Chairperson; 
Sue Ellen Nicholson, Candidacy Secretary 

DISABILITY, JOINT COMMITTEE ON 

The Joint Committee on Disability acts as the advocate for those pastors in the North 
Carolina Conference who are forced by physical or emotional disability to seek temporary 
or permanent relief from their appointment. The committee is given the responsibility to 
study the problems of disability within the Conference, to provide a continuing personal 
ministry to those who are disabled, and to make recommendations to the appropriate 
agencies of the Conference for each pastor seeking Disability Leave, including the source 
of their disability income. 

The following recommendations are presented to the 1998 session of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference: 

1. The Joint Committee on Disability, through the Office of Ministerial Relations, will 
make available upon request the necessary forms for any pastor to make application 
for Disability Leave. In all cases the applications must be completed by the pastor, the 
physician, chair of Joint Committee on Disability, Conference benefits officer, and the 
district superintendent before the request for Disability Leave can be acted upon. It is 
the recommendation of the Joint Committee on Disability that such requests be 
presented before May 15 for inclusion in the committee's report to the Annual 
Conference. 

2. Definition of Disability: For the first 24 months, an active participant will be considered 
disabled for the purposes of the Comprehensive Protection Plan and the Basic 
Protection Plan as of the date the Administrator determines on the basis of medical 
evidence that such active participant was unable to perform the usual and customary 
duties of his/her employment by reason of bodily injury, disease, or mental or 
emotional disease or disorder that will presumably last for at least six continuous 
months, exclusive of any disability resulting from service in the armed forces of any 
country, warfare, intentionally self-inflicted injury, or participation in any criminal or 
unlawful act. 

3. The Joint Committee on Disability will study each new application for Disability Leave 
submitted by pastors of the Conference to determine the validity of the recommenda- 
tion of the pastor's physician and district superintendent, particularly as it reflects the 
anticipated length of the pastor's disability. All materials will be sent to the medical 
consultant of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, who will determine 
if the pastor is eligible for benefits paid through the Comprehensive Protection Plan. 

4. We recommend that pastors who may not be eligible for benefits paid by the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan may be placed on Disability Leave with benefits paid 
through the Joint Committee on Disability with its approval. 

5. The Ministerial Pension Plan, Comprehensive Protection Plan, Hospital Insurance, and 
Life Insurance shall be paid by the Joint Committee on Disability both for those 
approved by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and those approved 
by the Joint Committee on Disability. 

6. Pastors on Disability Leave are reminded to investigate the penalties by the Social 
Security Administration if they do not elect to come under Medicare at age 65. 

7. Disability requests are to be submitted ninety (90) days prior to Annual Conference 
except in life-threatening situations after that date, or when the disabling condition 
occurs after that date. 

8. We recommend that a lump sum grant of $3,000 be made at the beginning of 
Disability Leave (effective July 1, 1993). This grant will be available only one time in 
a pastor's years of service. 

9. The Joint Committee on Disability will review the progress of each pastor on Disability 
Leave at least annually. This review will include both recommendations from the 



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pastor's physician and district superintendent as well as opportunities for continuing 
fellowship with the pastor to develop further possibilities of assistance in his/her 
disabled circumstances. 

10. We recommend the following pastors to be continued on Disability Leave. 

A. Wilson E. Barber, P O Box 4931, Emerald Isle 28594 (919/354-5635) 

B. George F. Blanchard, Rt.l, Box 333WW, Fayetteville 28301 (910/486-8756) 

C. Nathan H. Byrd, P O Box 1868, Banner Elk 28604 (704/898-6687) 

D. William T. Clarke, Box 754, Wanchese 27981 (919-473-3143) 

E. Robert B. Craig, 115 McLean St., Portsmouth, VA 23701 (804/399-6120) 

F. James W. Hicks,Jr.(AM), 3730 Salem Chur.Rd., Goldsboro 27530 (736-2311) 

G. Richard F. Lewis, Sr.(AM), P O Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325 (919/658-3098) 
H.Donna Susan Moore,6757 David Moore Rd., Elon College 27244 (910/584-0034) 
I. George C. Smith, 1243 Butler Town Rd., Clarendon, NC 28432 (910/653-3336) 
J. Michael Lawrence Tart, 105 Shawn Ct, Rocky Mt.NC 27804 (919/443-1931) 

K. LaVerne B. Womack, Jr., 10760 Taylor Rd, Laurinburg 28352 (910-610-1248) 

11. We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Disability Leave for the first 
time: 

James O. Murphy, Jr. 

12. Who have been placed on Disability Leave since the last Annual Conference? 
LaVerne B. Womack, Jr., effective July 1, 1997 

13. We recommend that pastors and congregations in the communities in which our 
disabled pastors reside seek to establish a supportive relationship with those on 
Disability Leave to maintain good fellowship and provide for pastoral opportunities. 

Charles L. Pollock, Chairperson 

EQUITABLE COMPENSATION, COMMISSION ON 

The Book of Discipline mandates that "...there shall be in each annual conference a 
Commission on Equitable Compensation" (11622. 1), whose purpose is "...to support full-time 
clergy serving as pastors in the charges of the annual conference..." (11622.2). Three broad 
areas of responsibility are outlined in 1T622.2, which are (a.) recommending conference 
standards for clergy support; (b.) administering funds to be used in base compensation 
supplementation; and (c.) providing counsel and advisory material on clergy support to 
district superintendents and committees on pastor-parish relations. 

God calls persons to ministry to go into all the world, preaching, teaching, and baptizing 
(Matthew 28.19), for without them the world would not have heard Christ preached 
(Romans 10:14). These are called to be stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 
4.1). The church sets some persons apart for the role of clergy and ordains these persons 
to the work of pastoral ministry to the servants of God. 

Pastors answer affirmatively the historic question of John Wesley, (1J321) "Are you 
determined to employ all your time in the work of God?" For such a called, set apart, and 
committed clergy, the church assumes an obligation to plan adequate support (H617). The 
Book of Discipline is clear that "the primary responsibility for payment of pastoral salaries 
remains with individual pastoral charges" (H622.4; see also H249.12). Charges carry a 
responsibility for pastoral salaries as one expression of missional/ministry presence in the 
community. We recognize that such a missional presence also includes faithful payment of 
apportionments in full as ministry beyond the local church. 

The purpose of the Commission on Equitable Compensation is to seek fairness both for 
pastors and local churches. Why should this commission be so concerned about eq- 
uity/fairness in clergy compensation? Our prayerful consideration of scriptural and historical 
foundations for our work lead us to note: 

a.) Jesus says, "the laborer is worthy of his hire," (Luke 10:7) and Paul reminds us "you 
shall not muzzle the ox when it is treading out the grain," (1 Timothy 5:18; Deuterono- 
my 25:4). 
b.) Wesley was concerned that clergy have a responsibility not to be "in debt so as to 
embarrass you in your work" (11321 and 11327), which implies that the church has 
responsibility that it neither lead its clergy into positions of embarrassing indebtedne- 
ss, nor leave them there, 
c.) The Great Commission to go into all the world, preaching, teaching, and baptizing 
brings with it a cost. Systems of clergy support which foster the use of the right pastor 
in the right place, hold up the hope of seeing the great commission bear its promised 
fruit. 
d.) The Commission on Equitable Compensation embraces the great commandment to 
love our neighbors as we love ourselves by wanting for each pastor what our members 



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want for themselves - compensation adequate to free persons for the work of pastoral 

ministry. 

Through our praying, thinking, and working together as laity and clergy from across this 

Conference, we make the following recommendations, which we believe will help us move 

toward fairness for both churches and pastors as we support ordained ministry in the NC 

Annual Conference. 

I. Recommended Schedule of Base Compensation for 1999: 

A. Salary Schedule 

PASTORS UNDER FULL- TIME APPOINTMENT 1 998 1 999 
(Full Connection, Associate, Probationary, Local Pastor) 

Base Compensation $26,045 $26,983 

Utilities 2,000 2,000 

$287543 $2&M3 
STUDENTS (Local Pastors or Conference Members) 

Base Compensation $16,600 $17,210 

Utilities 2,000 2,000 

$1TO$0 $19!2T0~ 

B. Travel Expense 

Although travel is reimbursed by the charge as an item of pastoral expense, it is 
expected that the charge would provide at least $2,400 for travel expense. We 
encourage each charge to establish a plan to reimburse the pastor for all 
legitimate business mileage at the current rate established by the IRS. Where 
such a plan is established for reimbursement of business mileage, equitable 
compensation support shall not be affected by payment of travel expenses. 
However, where a reimbursement plan is not implemented and a travel allowance 
is given, any travel allowance in excess of $2,400 will result in a reduction of 
equitable compensation support. 

C. Pension Program 

Charges receiving Equitable Compensation Fund support are responsible for 
paying the total amount required for the Ministerial Pension Plan and the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan based on their pastor's cash base compensation 
(including funds from the Equitable Compensation Fund, Duke Endowment, and 
any other sources), and housing (percentage of cash base compensation 
designated by the General Board of Pension/Health Benefits or housing 
allowance, if provided in lieu of parsonage). Cash base compensation plus 
housing is Plan Compensation. 

II. Principles Governing the Use of Equitable Compensation Funds: 

The Pastor's base compensation is the resDonsibility of the charge; therefore, the 
charges of the North Carolina Annual Conference should be so arranged as to be able 
to assume full salary support. The Commission urges each charge receiving Equitable 
Compensation Funds, its pastor, and the district superintendent responsible for that 
charge to administer the affairs of that charge to the end that it may move as rapidly 
as possible toward total self-support. To enable the Conference, the Commission, and 
the district superintendents to carry on their cooperative efforts in understanding, in 
harmony, and for the greatest good for all concerned, the following principles and 
procedures are set forth: 

A. In considering-the base compensation for the charge, all income, including base 
compensation, bonuses, and other benefits not specifically excluded, are included 
as base compensation in determining appropriations from the Equitable 
Compensation Fund. Base compensation support for retired supply, interim 
supply, part-time local pastors, less than full-time Conference members, or 
associate pastors in other than larger parish arrangement of churches will not be 
available. 

B. Charges must be so arranged that no more than one-third of the total base 
compensation will come from the Equitable Compensation Fund on the first 
application from the charge. Charges seeking more than one-third supplement 
must provide specific information with their application, indicating the reasons for 
their inability to meet these guidelines. Information shall be made available to the 
Commission on Equitable Compensation and the district superintendents 
regarding the term of Equitable Compensation support, giving the date of its 
inception and the present amount of support being received by the respective 
charges. 

When the division of a charge is desired, Equitable Compensation Funds will be 
used only upon the recommendation of the Bishop, of the "Bishop's Task Force 
on the Division of Circuits," and the approval of the cabinet. 



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In the division of a charge in which one church seeks to become a station, it is 
recommended that such a church shall assume all base compensation 
obligations and its proportionate share of all apportionments. 

1. The remainder of the charge in such a division assumes full pastoral 
support and its proportionate share of all apportionments. In no case will 
the Commission on Equitable Compensation provide more than one-third 
of the base compensation required for such a division. 

2. When there is a division of a charge forming one or more student 
appointments, each newly created charge must pay initially two-thirds of the 
pastoral support established by the division. 

C. Churches receiving Equitable Compensation Funds shall conduct an annual 
financial/stewardship campaign in the second year of receiving Equitable 
Compensation Funds to accurately gauge the level of financial support the local 
church can reasonably expect from its members. 

D. The Commission on Equitable Compensation further recommends that each 
charge which is receiving, or shall hereafter receive, Equitable Compensation 
Fund assistance, shall reduce this aid by at least ten (10) percent each year until 
the charge has achieved full self-support in ten years. The Commission wants to 
be clear at this point that its intent in this recommendation is that the charge will 
accept in full whatever increases are made in the minimum base compensation 
for their pastor each year and receive ten (10) percent less each year in aid from 
Equitable Compensation Funds than granted the previous year. 

E. Any Equitable Compensation Fund supplement will be terminated immediately 
upon information that the pastor has taken full-time secular employment. Such 
a charge may be reinstated at such time as its pastor returns to full-time or 
student status. Exceptions to this provision may be permitted only by the 
approval of the executive committee of the Commission on Equitable Compensa- 
tion upon the recommendation of the district superintendent of the pastor 
seeking for emergency reasons to be employed outside of his/her ministerial 
responsibilities. 

F. Equitable Compensation Funds are sent to charges who have applied for their 
use to provide their pastor with the minimum base compensation established by 
the Annual Conference. The monthly base compensation supplement checks 
sent by the Conference treasurer are to be deposited by the charge treasurer in 
the church or charge bank account. The checks are not to be endorsed and 
cashed by the pastor. 

G. Ethnic Minority and Women Ministers: Each ethnic minority or woman minister, 
who is an associate member or a member in full connection of the MC Annual 
Conference, serving full-time, and who, in the opinion of the cabinet is rendering 
unusually effective service, will receive an incremental increase of $200 per 
service year, not to exceed $2,000 per year, for ten (10) years of full-time service, 
when such clergy person's salary and utilities is equal to the Conference 
minimum base compensation. 

Said incremental increase is to be administered by the Commission on Equitable 

Compensation upon recommendation of the cabinet, approval by the charge 

conference, and the district superintendent. Further, the local church shall be 

responsible for MPP and CPP payments on any incremental increase. 

This policy does not restrict the Equitable Compensation Commission, upon the 

recommendation of the cabinet, from making additional grants in extraordinary 

circumstances. 

H. Churches or charges applying for Equitable Compensation Funds shall submit 
a request on the appropriate form supplied by the district superintendent. The 
request shall be carefully analyzed by the pastor, recording secretary of the 
charge conference, and the district superintendent. The form must have the 
signatures of the pastor, recording secretary of the charge conference, and the 
district superintendent affixed to it, and the request must have been approved by 
the Charge Conference. 

The Commission plans further consultation and study with other Conference 
agencies and resources to seek ways to more adequately provide for the temporal 
needs of our pastors and churches. 

I. The Commission will not fund any charge at the same time the charge is 
receiving funds from the Emerging Church Salary Fund. 

Robert E. Bergland, Chairperson 



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COM Staff Salaries $0 $58,554 

COM Task Forces $20,250 $7,409 

Commission on Church & Society ($7,000) $0 

Camps Maintenance $0 $29,079 

Campus Ministry $5,000 $29,388 

N.C. Christian Advocate $0 $4,087 

Comm on Disaster Response $455 $0 

Comm on Congregational Development $4,000 $5,000 

Emerging Church Support $0 $48,814 

Commission on Christian Unity $7,000 $0 

Commission on Communications $45,000 $0 

District Supt Fund: Salaries $0 $126,103 

District Supt Fund: Travel $0 $11,807 

Dist. Supt Fund: Cabinet Exp $500 $0 

Dir Ministerial Relations-Sal & Benefits $0 $13,983 

Board of Ordained / Diaconal Ministry $0 $42,847 

" Past Service Liability-Pensions $1 1 0,943 $0 

Comm on Equitable Compensation $0 $12,758 

Annual Conf. Expense $23,335 $22,766 

Conf Secretary's Office Sal & Ben $0 $7,649 

Conf Treasurers Office Sal & Ben $0 $35,198 

Conf. Treasurers Office $0 $17,361 

Information Management Office $0 $5,815 

Information Management Sal & Ben $0 $16,616 

Episcopal Residence $0 $15,000 

Legal Counsel $9,000 $7,222 

Contingency Fund ($2,787) $0 

In-coming WATS $379 $0 

Conference Staff Relations Comm $500 $0 

Office of the Bishop $2 $29,950 

Director of Current Giving Sal & Ben $1,750 $51,750 



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United Methodist Foundation, Inc $6,900 

Task Force on Salary Structure $3,500 

Task Force on Sexual Ethics $1 ,200 



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FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCIL ON 

FINANCIAL POLICIES 

The Gnited Methodist Church is a connectional church, and all local churches 
participate in the mission and service giving of the larger church. The outreach and 
mission giving opportunities of the Connection are distributed to the churches of the 
NC Conference by means of a formula based on the financial performance in each 
local church. Every effort is made to develop a computation which is shared with 
fairness by all. Church leaders are encouraged to interpret the work of the Connection 
so that each congregation understands these funds to be a necessary extension of the 
ministry and mission of the church beyond its local organization. 

A. APPORTIONMENTS: 

1 . The funds to be apportioned are: 

World Service and Conference Benevolences 

Ministerial Support and Connectional Administration 

Episcopal Fund 

Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 

Black College Fund 

Africa University Fund 

Mission Initiatives Fund 

2. Formula: The Apportionments for each year shall be based on the average 
of the total monies disbursed by each church in the four years immediately 
previous to the apportionment year less the approved exclusions each year, 
or on the most recent year less the approved exclusions, whichever is lower. 
The change in apportionments from the previous year shall not increase or 
decrease in excess of 15%. The exclusions are: Payments on World Service 
and Conference Benevolences, Ministerial Support and Administration, 
Episcopal Fund, and all other apportionments; district work fund; principal 
and interest on indebtedness; buildings and improvements; local benevolen- 
ces paid directly by the local church; General and Conference Advance 
Specials; Ten Dollar Club; up to $4,500 for travel paid by a charge for each 
pastor; Gnited Methodist Student Day; Human Relations Day; Peace and 
Justice Sunday; Native American Awareness Sunday; One Great Hour of 
Sharing; World Communion Sunday; UMW Funds sent to district or 
conference treasurer; housing allowance paid in lieu of furnished parsonage 
to a minister serving under Episcopal appointment in a charge of the 
Conference; offerings taken for disasters as designated by the Disaster 
Response Committee and Resident Bishop. 

3. Beginning with all new congregations started in the NC Conference after 
July 1, 1993, the following formula shall be used to determine a new 
congregation's base for setting apportioned contributions for mission and 
service giving: 

BUDGET YEAR BASE FORMULA MAXIMUM % INCREASE 

A 

B 

C 4A -r 4 No Cap 

D 3A + B + 4 No Cap 

E 2A + B + C - 4 No Cap 

F A + B + C + D-4* No Cap 

G B + C + D + E^4 15% Cap** 

* Standard formula 

** Maximum % increase cap shall be the percentage determined by Annual Conference 

4. Apportionments to the churches shall be made by the Council on Finance 
and Administration (CFA) based on the current formula. Each cause shall 
be paid proportionately out of the income from funds received up to the 
amount fixed by the Annual Conference. In the event receipts shall fall 
short, all items shall be paid pro-rata. In the light of possible unforeseen 
and emergency need within the Annual Conference, the CFA is authorized 
to make supplementary appropriations between sessions of the Annual 
Conference. Such supplementary appropriations shall be made only from 
available undesignated funds and shall be reported in the Conference 
Journal for purposes of information. 

5. Apportionments will be delivered from the treasurer's office to the district 
superintendents by July 17, 1998. 

B. The following special offerings shall be taken in each local church and remitted 
to the Conference treasurer as separate items. They are not to be included in 



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the Apportionments: United Methodist Student Day, Human Relations Day, 
Peace with Justice Sunday, Native American Awareness Sunday, One Great 
Hour of Sharing, World Communion Sunday. 

C. No Conference agency's budget shall incorporate funds to be appropriated to 
a non-conference agency, without specific approval of the Council on Ministries 
for program budget items or the CFA for all non-program budget items. All 
funds granted to a non-conference agency must be spent consistent with the 
Social Principles of The Gnited Methodist Church. 

D. No transfer of funds shall be made from one line item in the Conference 
Budget to another. 

E. All General Church Funds (World Service, Episcopal, Ministerial Education, 
Black Colleges, Africa University, Interdenominational Cooperation, Mission 
Initiatives, General Administration) and College Sustaining Fund, College Debt 
Retirement, Past Service Liability Fund, Jurisdictional Conference, and 
Methodist Building Routine and Capital Maintenance Funds will be raised and 
paid out in the same year. All other funds will be raised and paid out in the 
subsequent year on a schedule determined by the CFA. 

F. Investment Policy: The investment of the funds of the conference shall be such 
that funds available for mission are maximized in a manner consistent with the 
preservation of capital and with the Social Principles of The Gnited Methodist 
Church. Investments are with the Gnited Methodist Foundation, area banks, 
and with specific minority financial institutions within the bounds of the NC 
Conference. The Conference is also a member of Project Equality. 

G. Monies paid by the churches shall be reported to the statistician by the pastors 
at the end of the year on the Table II, Financial Report. The Table I and Table 
II reports for 1998 shall be due to the statistician no later than January 31, 
1999. 

H. The Council may enact its own bylaws governing meetings, quorum, and other 

matters of procedure as authorized in the Discipline, H609.5.b. 
I. The Council shall maintain a central treasury for all Conference agencies as 
authorized by 1161 0.1 1 of the Discipline, and the 1953 session of the Annual 
Conference. Annual Conference boards and agencies, including those 
separately incorporated, are required to maintain their funds on deposit in the 
central treasury unless exempted by the Annual Conference or the Discipline. 
Exemptions are granted to the Methodist Home for Children, the Methodist 
Retirement Homes, the Colleges, the Gnited Methodist Foundation, Board of 
Missions, Inc., and Asbury Homes. 
J. All new programs or entities which would not be funded by an existing 
approved budget shall be referred to the CFA for review of budget needs and 
supplemental funds available prior to approval by Annual Conference. If the 
item is approved, the next year's budget shall be amended to include the 
necessary funds based on the CFA recommendation. 
IV. APPROVAL TO SOLICIT FUNDS 

Approval is given to the requests of the following agencies for the privilege of 
soliciting funds throughout the District or Conference. The CFA continues to recom- 
mend that 100% "Missional Service Giving" be the on-going priority. The Council 
also recommends that stewardship continue to be a missional focus, Conference 
priority. 

A. Christmas Offering for District programs and/or projects. 

B. The Commission on Congregational Development for the promotion of the 
Church Extension Ten Dollar Club and the John Wesley Endowment for 
Congregational Development. 

C. The Board of Directors for Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Inc. to solicit from 
church groups and individuals, materials and money for specific projects for 
the four camps of the NC Conference. 

D. The State Commission on Campus Ministry for the privilege of private 
solicitation for special gifts for the benefit of special works in the state- 
supported institutions of higher education. 

E. Methodist Retirement Homes, Incorporated; Methodist Home for Children; 
Louisburg College; Methodist College; North Carolina Wesleyan College; and 
Asbury Homes for the privilege of private solicitation and receipt of such funds 
as may be directed thereto with the understanding that such solicitation or 
private campaign may not be taken directly into local churches of the 
Conference through solicitation in classes or other groups or by the use of 



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membership lists (either partial or in entirety), or contact with pastors without 
approval of the CFA. 

F. The United Methodist Foundation, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 

G. The Disaster Response Committee upon joint decision of the committee and 
the Resident Bishop to respond to disasters within the bounds of the NC 
Annual Conference. 

H. Asbury Homes, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 
1. Golden Cross Sunday observance for optional offering. 
DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS' SALARY 

CFA continues to recommend that the percentage change in district superinten- 
dents' salary be the same as the average percentage change in salary (salary and 
utilities) for the prior year for all full-time pastors serving local charges in the NC 
Annual Conference. The percentage change, 1998 over 1997, is 5.80; therefore, the 
1999 salary for district superintendents would increase by 5.80% to $72,514.00. In 
recognition of other budget increases, however, CFA recommends that for 1 999, the 
superintendent salary increase be set at 4% ($2,741) to $71,280. 
ORGANIZATION and PROCEDURE (presented for information only) 

A. The CFA uses McGladrey & Pullen, Raleigh, NC, as auditors. 

B. The president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the CFA shall serve 
as the executive committee of the Council. The Council shall elect two 
additional members to the executive committee from its voting membership. 

C. The Conference treasurer will include in the monthly financial reports, for any 
given month, all monies received in the office by 8:30 AM on the 5th day of the 
following month, except when the 5th day falls on a weekend or holiday the 
report will include the funds received by 8:30 AM on the following workday. 

D. The treasurer may approve minor overexpenditures of a budget line item up to 
$1 ,000 or 5% of the line item, whichever is less. A request for such overexpen- 
diture shall be submitted in writing in advance and shall state the reason for 
the request. The overexpenditure will be reported to CFA and will be listed in 
the Conference Journal. 

E. Any Conference or non-conference agency which receives Conference funds 
in excess of $1,000 shall submit, with any budget request, an annual detailed 
audited budget report of all receipts, disbursements and assets. A statement 
in effect that "All funds granted have been spent consistent with the social 
principles of The United Methodist Church" will be furnished to CFA upon 
submission of the audit. Such reports received may be reported in whole or in 
summary form in the Conference Journal and shall remain on file in the 
treasurer's office. An agency may be exempted (for just cause) from this 
reporting requirement by CFA for non-program agencies, or in the case of 
program agencies, by CFA upon recommendation of the Council on Ministries. 
Note: CFA requests the Board of Institutions to provide regular reports (at least 
annually) regarding its financial monitoring of related institutions/programs. 

F. A carry-over of budgeted funds remaining (not including any supplemental 
appropriations) of up to 10% of the amount raised for the subsequent year will 
be allowed for Conference budget line items. 

G. Funds appropriated to a board or agency must be spent in the calendar year 
of the appropriation unless otherwise allowed. 

H. Supplemental Appropriations: The Council will consider requests for supple- 
mental appropriations in the following priority order: 
First Priority 

Salary and benefit items previously approved according to the policies of 
the Annual Conference or General Conference (i.e. Equitable Compensa- 
tion Funds, COM staff salaries, etc.) 

Programs authorized and mandated by the NC Annual Conference which 
are not included in the Annual Conference budget for that financial year. 
Amounts required by the Past Service Funding Plan adopted jointly by the 
Board of Pensions and the CFA which are not raised by the Board of 
Pensions annual budget requests. 
Second Priority 

New creative programs to respond to emerging needs and to expand the 
mission of the Annual Conference which are not included in the Confer- 
ence budget for that year. Such programs will be funded through 
supplemental appropriations only on a short-term basis. 



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Emergency needs and programs in the life of the boards and agencies of 
the Annual Conference. The petitioning group shall make such requests 
in writing to the treasurer's office at least 15 working days before a 
scheduled CFA meeting. 

Third Priority 

Any other type of funding requests. 

Procedure for seeking supplemental appropriations: 

1 . All requests for supplemental appropriations shall be made to the CFA 
President and/or the Conference Treasurer's office in writing at least 15 
working days before a scheduled CFA meeting. 

2. The normal procedure for requests for supplemental appropriations will 
be a review by the CFA supplemental appropriations committee which will 
make a recommendation to the full Council. 

3. If an emergency request for supplemental appropriations is received 
between scheduled meetings, the CFA supplemental appropriations 
committee will consider the request and direct the Conference treasurer 
to forward it to the membership via mail with a recommendation for 
action. 

I. Interest shall be paid to/from the Board of Pensions, Insurance Fund, 
Blackburn Scholarship Fund, Camps Endowment for Maintenance, Church 
Extension Redevelopment, and Church Extension Salary Endowment funds 
using the rate of the conference interest bearing checking account, com- 
pounded monthly, on monthly average balances held by the Conference 
treasurer. 

J. Retroactive adjustments for transfer or posting delays will be made to the 
Board of Pensions and the Insurance Fund accounts for earnings calculations. 

K. Funds in excess of operational needs for the Board of Pensions and the 
Insurance fund are invested in the Gnited Methodist Foundation. 

L. In order to prevent a loss of funds due to investment risk, and in order to have 
funds available for emergency use, the goal of the Council is to maintain 
reserve funds measured at cost basis equal to 1 0% of the conference operating 
budget. Both cash reserves and realized gains/losses shall be considered as a 
part of the 10% reserve goal. Unrealized gains/losses shall be separately 
reserved for future use as recognized in realized gains. Funds in excess of cash 
requirements shall be invested in the Gnited Methodist Foundation in 
proportion to the percent of reserves on hand. 

M. Mailing address labels will be available for a nominal fee to conference 
agencies, clergy and lay members of Annual Conference or other Gnited 
Methodists for church related uses. 

N. CFA Meeting Schedule: The executive committee meets at the call of the 
President. Scheduled meetings are: 

June 1998: There may be a called meeting in conjunction with Annual 
Conference if necessary to elect officers or conduct other business. 
September 2, 1998: An optional meeting to be held if necessary at the call of 
the President. 

December 9, 1998: To consider apportionment matters and supplemental 
appropriations for salaries. Also, budget hearings with COM Budget Committee. 
February 17, 1999: To consider the operating budget for the current year. All 
payments on apportionments are due to the Treasurer by mid-January. A 
report of receipts, amounts allocated to the budgeted boards and agencies, 
and supplemental appropriations are decided at the meeting. 
March 4, 1999: To consider the budget to be recommended to Annual 
Conference which will be raised in the subsequent year and spent in the year 
following that. Additionally, the CFA policy recommendations to the Annual 
Conference are adopted. 

O. Dates to Remember 

July 17, 1998: Apportionments sent to the Districts. 

December 30, 1998: General Church remittances must be received in the 

Treasurer's Office by 8:30 AM in order to receive credit for 1998. 

January 15, 1999: Annual Conference remittances must be received by 8:30 

AM in order to receive credit for 1 998. 

January 27, 1999: Requests for supplemental appropriations for the 1999 

operating budget due in the treasurer's office. 

January 31, 1999: Tables I and II due to the Conference statistician. 



217 Legislation 

Februaiy 19, 1999: Requests for the 2001 budget, to be adopted at the 1999 
Annual Conference, due in the treasurer's office. 
VD. CUMULATIVE PENSION AND BENEFIT FUND, and BASIC PROTECTION PLAN 

A. GENERAL 

1 . The lay employee's supervisor is responsible for making lay employees 
aware of these rules and procedures. Detailed information on the CPBF 
and the BPP is available from the treasurer's office. Supervisors will have 
lay employees who are eligible for these benefits contact the treasurer's 
office 60 days before they are eligible for participation, or sign a waiver 
form if they decline to participate in the CPBF and the BPP. The form will 
be kept on file in the treasurer's office for future reference. 

2. The Conference treasurer's office will administer the CPBF and the BPP. 

3. Contributions will be withheld from the employees pay and remitted to the 
General Board of Pensions by the treasurer's office within 10 business 
days after receiving the bill from the General Board of Pensions. 

B. CUMULATIVE PENSION AND BENEFIT FUND (CPBF) 

1 . The lay employee must be full time (at least 25 hours per week). 

2. The lay employee must be an employee for 1 continuous year before 
becoming eligible for CPBF. 

3. The conference contribution will be the same percent as it is for clergy 
(currently 12%). 

4. The lay employee's required contribution will be the same percent as it is 
for clergy (currently 3%). The penalty for not making the contribution will 
be the same as it is for clergy. 

5. Participants in the CPBF must be participants in the BPP. 

C. BASIC PROTECTION PLAN 

1 . Participants in the BPP must be participants in the CPBF. 

2. The conference contribution will be the plan document required amount 
less the lay employee's required contribution. 

3. The lay employee's required contribution will be the same ratio as it is for 
clergy. 

Cashar W. Evans, Jr., President 



INSURANCE, COMMITTEE ON 
Group Term Life Insurance 

A. The current life insurance program is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical 
Life. 

B. Our coverage is $25,000 for active participants, $12,500 for retired clergy up to 
age 72; $2,500 for clergy over age 72. Current spouse and child coverage is 
$10,000 per person. The spouse's insurance terminates at age 65 or upon 
retirement of the subscriber, whichever comes first. Accidental Death and 
Dismemberment is provided to active participants in amounts equal to current 
life coverage but does not cover retirees, spouses, or children. 

C. LIFE INSURANCE CLAIMS PAID IN 1997: 

William Ruth $25,000.00 

Frederick Dillon 12,500.00 

Charles Gmstead 12,500.00 

Nadine Johnson 10,000.00 

Linda Paschal 10,000.00 

Bettie Ann Cobb 10,000.00 

Edna Way 10,000.00 

Willie Evans 2,500.00 

Paul Evans 2,500.00 

John Ledford 2,500.00 

Theodore Jenkins 2,500.00 

TOTAL BENEFITS PAID $100,000.00 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 

A. General 

1 . The Insurance Committee will mail the proposed benefits to the members 
immediately before each Annual Conference session. The committee 
considers the most current financial information that is available before 
adopting its recommendations. 

2. Insurance companies who make inquiries, for the purpose of submitting 
proposals, will be notified of a $200 processing fee. This fee will help cover 



Legislation 218 

the costs of preparation and processing of the information necessary for 
proposals. 

3. Health Screening will be sponsored by the Insurance Committee and 
administered by Health and Human Services on a biannual basis. The 
Insurance Committee encourages everyone to take advantage of this 
service in 1998. For each subscriber in the Conference plan who partici- 
pates in the health screening, the Insurance Committee will donate $2.00 
for handicapped camperships. 

4. The Insurance Committee is to be made up of representatives from the 
following boards and agencies: 2, Board of Pensions; 2, Commission on 
Health and Human Services; 2, Joint Committee on Disability; 2, Board of 
Ordained Ministry; 3, Lay Members appointed by the Commission on Laity; 
1, Conference Treasurer (without vote); 1, Conference Controller (without 
vote); 1, Conference Group Administrator (without vote); 1, Director of 
Ministerial Relations (without vote). The representative should be elected at 
the organizational meeting of these boards and agencies. 

B. Policy and Rules 

1 . The extent of the benefits provided by the insurance coverage is decided by 
Annual Conference action. Administrative rules and rates are adopted by the 
Insurance Committee. The specific carrier for insurance coverage is selected 
by the Insurance Committee. 

2. Effective January 1, 1997, two options in health insurance coverage are to 
be offered to eligible participants. The current coverage will continue to be 
offered as the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). The new option will be 
offered as the Preferred Provider Select CoPay (PPO Select CoPay). Details 
may be obtained from the Treasurer's Office. 

3. Effective January 1, 1995, eligible clergy received disability coverage 
through the Basic Protection Plan of the General Board of Pensions. 
Effective January 1, 1997, this benefit is 70% of the greater of compensa- 
tion or the DAC less benefits received from CPP and Social Security. 

4. Pre-admission certification is required for in-patient hospital services. 
Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC at 1-800-672-7897. Contact Blue 
Cross Blue Shield within 48 hours following an emergency admission. 
Details are printed in your benefit book available from the Treasurer's Office. 
Benefits will be reduced, and/or denied if pre-certification is not obtained. 

5. When an active subscriber reaches age 65 (clergy or lay), he/she should 
sign up for the Medicare program. As long as he/she is actively employed, 
there is no change in benefits. Medicare is the secondary carrier until 
retirement. At the time of retirement, the participant must be enrolled in 
Medicare parts A & B to be eligible for the Medicare Supplement. 

6. The Insurance Committee provides an appeal process for any participant 
who feels that claims have not been adequately satisfied. A written appeal 
with all pertinent information should be made to the Insurance Committee 
chairperson with a copy to the Conference Treasurer's Office. 

7. Payment for the church's portion of the insurance programs must be made 
by the church/charge treasurer. Clergy personal checks cannot be accepted 
as payment for the church's portion. The life insurance premium is paid by 
the church/charge. 

8. Premiums for health and life insurance may be paid in ADVANCE on a 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. 

9. When there is a change of address, or a change in family status, it is the 
insured's responsibility to notify the Treasurer's Office within 30 days. The 
toll free number to the Methodist Building in Raleigh is 1-800-849-4433 
where a staff person continues to provide personal attention to insurance 
matters. 

10. Health insurance for the subscriber may continue for 90 days after 
employment is terminated or credentials are surrendered provided that full 
payment of the monthly premiums is made in advance. The continuation 
of life insurance beyond the termination of employment is not permitted by 
the life insurance carrier. 

1 1 . Laypersons or clergy on maternity/family medical leave may continue their 
insurance coverage, as long as the premiums are paid. 

12. The Insurance Committee may terminate the coverage for non-payment of 
premiums. Insurance payments which are 60 days late (from the date of the 
bill) will result in termination of benefits. Termination will take place on the 
last day of the month in which the 60th day has occurred. Benefits may be 



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reinstated without lapse in coverage if full payment is made within 30 days 
of the termination date. Thereafter, insurance coverage may be reinstated 
upon full payment and coverage will be effective the first day of the 
following month. The one-year waiting period for pre-existing conditions will 
apply to all reinstatements where a lapse in coverage occurs. 

13. Clergy or laypersons who choose not to join the group within 30 days of 
becoming eligible, will be added as late applicants upon completion of a 
new enrollment form. Adding family members or changing the type of 
coverage while enrolled is permitted at anytime during enrollment. A one- 
year waiting period for pre-existing conditions after enrollment will continue 
to be required for late applicants. 

14. At the time of retirement, clergy become eligible for coverage under the 
Board of Pensions group insurance plan currently administered by Blue 
Cross Blue Shield of NC. 

15. In case of termination of coverage, the church is responsible for the 
premium until the Treasurer's Office is notified in writing of such termina- 
tion. 

16. Effective February 1, 1996, participants applying at any time other than the 
initial enrollment period (thirty days from the date first eligible) would be 
subject to the one year pre-existing conditions clause. The exception to this 
rule would be possible by a change in life status causing loss of coverage: 
divorce, death of spouse, loss of spouse's employment, reduction of hours 
regarding spouse's coverage. 

1U. Statement of Intent 

The NC Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life Insurance Plan with 
the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired clergy. However, the Annual 
Conference reserves the right to terminate the health and life contracts, in whole or 
in part, at any time. The Annual Conference, at any time or from time to time, may 
amend any or all of the provisions of the health or life plan without the consent of 
individual participants. 

IV. Eligibility Policies 

If you enroll in this program, you are eligible for your coverage to begin on the first 

day of the month following your first day of work. 

Health insurance and life insurance through the Conference groups will be available 

to: 

A. Clergy who are members in full connection of the Conference, probationary and 
commissioned probationary members, associate members, student local clergy, 
part-time local clergy, interim supplies (covered as lay employees) serving full 
time or part-time under appointment in: 

1 . One of the churches or charges of the NC Conference. 

2. One of the institutions or agencies of this Conference receiving financial 
support from the Conference. 

3. An institution or agency established to provide a ministry or service provided 
that: 

(a) Clergy shall elect in writing within 30 days after the appointment to 
continue the coverage. If the coverage is discontinued, a one-year 
waiting period for pre-existing conditions will apply before re-establish- 
ing the health insurance coverage. 

(b) Clergy shall be responsible for payment of all health insurance 
premiums by the due date. 

4. Clergy eligible for life and health insurance through the Conference are 
entitled to these benefits. 

B. Clergy on Leave of Absence provided that a written request to continue the 
coverage shall be filed with the Conference treasurer within 30 days after the 
beginning of the leave of absence. 

C. Lay Employees: 

1. Each church/charge must apply for a group insurance contract with the 
Conference Treasurer's Office in order to offer insurance to eligible lay 
employees. An insurance administrator must be appointed at each 
church/charge to manage insurance policies dealing with lay staff. This 
contract may be obtained from the Conference Treasurer's Office. It is the 
responsibility of each local church/charge and its officers to be apprised of 
the parameters of the Conference insurance plan. 

2. Each local church must have at least 75% participation of the eligible lay 
employees to participate in the Conference plan. Those churches who 
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current coverage of lay employees now under the Conference plan. Diaconal 
Ministers are not subject to this rule. 

3. The employee must work a minimum of 25 hours weekly and must be 
enrolled in the period specified for initial enrollment - this period being 
within 30 days of date first eligible, or be added as a late applicant. 

4. The Committee recommends that the church provide this benefit to lay 
employees with the same premium payment policy as recommended for 
clergy. 

V. The Insurance Committee is grateful to the Annual Conference for the support 
we have to provide the best possible health and life insurance benefits. We constantly 
monitor our insurance programs and their costs. 

We are thankful that 49% of our active clergy and their households have chosen 
to use the Select CoPay option for their health coverage. Their choice saves money, 
both for themselves and for the Annual Conference. We ask all of our members to 
consider subscribing to that plan, recognizing, however, that for some people the PPO 
option is preferable. 

The Committee's thanks also go to Caroline Buckland, Allen Morris, and Sharon 
Strother, along with the other members of the Treasurer's Office, whose daily work 
sustains our efforts. 

VI. 1999 Health Insurance Rates 
COVERAGE MONTHLY 
Church Portion $428.96 
Family Coverage $158.86 
Parent/child Coverage $115.42 
Single Coverage $ 62.36 

H. Gray Southern, Chairperson 

ITINERANT CLERGY MOVING EXPENSE, COMMITTEE ON 
Effective Date - July 1, 1998 

The Itinerant Clergy Moving Expense Committee met to study moving expense needs and 
policies. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations. 

I. Eligibility 

A. Pastors of local churches continuing under appointment to local churches within 
the Conference, district superintendents, and Conference ministerial staff whose 
salaries are paid from the Conference treasurer's office. 

B. Pastors in section I.A. who become Conference Evangelists upon moving from 
an appointment to new residence. Their moving expense to return to any of the 
above categories will also be paid. 

C. Pastors in section I.A. who retire from serving appointment or who assume 
approved disability leave or return into active service from approved disability 
leave. 

D. Widows or widowers of clergy in section I.A. upon moving from place of 
appointment to new residence. 

E. Pastors moving into an appointment in the North Carolina Conference to 
assume full-time or student appointments under section I.A. 

F. Interim Supply pastors 

G. Pastors being appointed to leave of absence are entitled to moving expense for 
one leave of absence. 

H. Persons who are called to active military duty will be entitled to moving expense 
at the time of call up, if need be, and at the time of return, if need be, if not 
covered by the military, with substantiation of the military orders. 

I. Persons moving who are not defined above will not be eligible to make claim. 

II. Payment of Claims 

A. All reimbursements must be substantiated with paid receipts for actual moving 
expenses. All reimbursements must be for expenses which are deductible for 
income tax purposes according to Internal Revenue code, Section 217, non- 
taxable fringe benefits. Payment will be granted to all who are eligible to make 
claims as follows: 

1. Active itinerant clergy in section I.A., I.B., I.E., I.F. ,I.G. and I.H. (except 
retiring clergy, widows, widowers, and clergy couples) will receive reim- 
bursement of costs up to $1,350.00 with submission of paid receipts for 
actual moving expense. 

2. Retiring itinerant clergy, widows, or widowers will receive reimbursement of 
costs up to $2,050.00 with submission of paid receipts for actual moving 
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taking disability leave in lieu of receiving the retirement benefit at retire- 
ment. 
3. Itinerant clergy couples will receive reimbursement of costs up to 
$1,600.00 with submission of paid receipts for actual moving expenses. If 
only one member of the clergy couple is re-appointed, section U.A.I. will 
apply. 

B. Travel: Mileage of $.10 per mile per vehicle may be paid for a single trip to 
move each vehicle to the new residence. If a vehicle is used to move household 
goods, i.e., in lieu of a moving company, additional trips may be reimbursed as 
necessary. The per trip mileage will be computed from appointment to 
appointment, or from the appointment to the Conference boundary, or the 
appointment to the residence/Conference boundary (in case of retirement) 
whichever is less. Ether the mileage as described above or actual out of pocket 
expenses for gas, oil, repairs, etc. may be reimbursed. 

C. The Conference treasurer will make payment to eligible itinerant clergy as soon 
as the district superintendents have received the completed document, "So 
You're Moving" checklist properly signed along with all appropriate receipts to 
substantiate expenses. This will fulfill the 1996 Discipline, 1J262.2f(5), which 
states "The chairperson of the committee on pastor-parish relations, the 
chairperson of the board of trustees, and pastor shall make an annual review of 
the church owned parsonage(s) to assure proper maintenance." Moving expense 
funds will be withheld by the Conference treasurer if the district superintendent 
determines that the parsonage was inadequately cleaned or was damaged 
beyond normal wear and tear. If an inspection by the district superintendent and 
the pastor-parish relations committee or the parsonage committee reveals 
monetary needs for cleaning or repairs, or for having the fuel tank filled, the 
remaining balance of the moving expense due said pastor shall be made 
payable to the respective district to pay for needed cleaning or repairs. If the 
district superintendent or the moving pastor is NOT in agreement with said pas- 
tor-parish relations committee or the parsonage committee, the superintendent 
may request the arbitration committee of the clergy living committee to inspect 
the parsonage involved and give an impartial recommendation. 

D. The Conference treasurer will make an advance payment up to $600.00 to 
eligible itinerant clergy to cover the expense of deposit and fees for moving 
expenses prior to their move, upon approval by the district superintendent. 
Those receiving an advance must substantiate their expenditures, and any 
money that is left over shall be refunded to the Conference treasurer. 

E. Mo additional claim can be made against a local church, district, or the 
Conference for payment of moving expenses. 

F. Reimbursable expenses include the cost of boarding and moving domestic 
animals, the moving of recreational vehicles, boats, mobile homes, etc., moving 
household and personal goods, travel as defined in II. B., lodging, packing, 
crating, in-transit storage and insurance, labor costs, and any other expense 
necessary to physically move household items. Expenses which are not 
reimbursable include meals, purchase of household items, or any other item not 
reasonable or necessary for the move. 

G. The request for moving expense reimbursement must be received in the 
Treasurer's Office no later than four months following the date of the move. 

H. Reimbursement will be considered a qualified, non-taxable fringe benefit not 
subject to income and employment tax when: 

* Your move is 50 or more miles from the old appointment to the new 
appointment and 

* Your new appointment is full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 
months at the new location. 

If your appointment does not meet the above conditions, then the reimburse- 
ment will be reported as taxable for both income and employment tax. 
Review Committee 

A. There will be a Review Committee consisting of two persons appointed by the 
chairperson of the Council on Finance and Administration, one district 
superintendent appointed by the Bishop, the Conference treasurer, and the 
director of Ministerial Relations. 

B. The Review Committee will consider and have final authority over any question- 
able or disallowed claim or special claim beyond allowances set in the approved 
plan. 

Mary Plummer, Chairperson 



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ORDAINED MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

Introduction: The NC Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is pleased and 
privileged to present to the clergy session of the NC Conference our report for 1998. 

Our board is a strong, representative body from the clergy and laity of this Annual 
Conference that wrestles constantly with its responsibilities outlined in The Book of 
Discipline 1996 (11633). These duties require the board to exercise strong care in its 
examination of candidates for ordination in a way which is both fair and diligent, seeking 
always to encourage and sustain those in the process and to provide resources for growth 
with those already involved with ministry to local churches and other places of mission. 

To provide this report, your Board of Ordained Ministry members have given nine 
(9) full days in meetings and interviews along with innumerable times for committee 
assignments. All of this is summarized in the names and recommendations found in this 
submission of our work for your approval. 

The duties of the Board of Ordained Ministry include: 

1 ) To assume the primary responsibility for the enlistment of ordained clergy, with 
due regard for the inclusive nature of the Church. It provides guidance for 
these persons in the process of education, training, and ordination. 

2) To examine all applicants as to their fitness for ordained ministry and their 
election as: a) Full-time Local Pastors, b) Associate Members, c) Probationary 
Members, and d) Full Members of the Annual Conference. 

3) To interview and report recommendations concerning: a) students to be 
appointed to attend school, b) candidates for ordination as Deacon, and c) 
candidates for ordination as Elder. 

4) To interview applicants and make recommendations concerning changes in 
ministerial relationships: Leaves of Absence, Retirement, Sabbatical Leaves, 
Disability Leaves, Less-than-Full-time appointments, and Readmission to or 
the termination of Conference membership. 

5) To provide support services for the ordained minister's career development, 
including personal and career counseling, continuing education, assistance in 
preparation for retirement, and matters pertaining to ministerial morale. 

6) To provide a means of evaluating the effectiveness of the clergy in the Annual 
Conference. 

7) To interpret the high ethical standards of ministry as set forth in The Book of 
Discipline 1996, and to study matters pertaining to character. 

8) To administer the portion of the Ministerial Education Fund for use by the 
Annual Conference. 

Members of the NC Conference Board of Ordained Ministry have worked diligently 
to fulfill their duties! This continues to be a time of transition. The new legislation adopted 
at General Conference in 1 996 has significantly changed the structure and function of the 
Board! For example, the Board of Ordained Ministry now has two divisions: The Division 
of Deacons and Diaconal Ministries and the Division of Elders and Local Pastors. This new 
ordering means that new candidates will no longer be ordained deacon and later elder. 
Instead, candidates will seek to be either a Deacon in Full Connection or an Elder in Full 
Connection. Another change from General Conference involves the office of Diaconal 
Ministry. After those now in process complete their work for Diaconal Ministry, no new 
diaconals will be consecrated. Those interested in specialized ministry and called to word 
and service will pursue ordination as Deacons in Full Connection. These are just a few of 
the changes. As we continue in this time of transition, we covet your prayer, patience, and 
understanding. 

This year we are pleased to report that seventeen persons will be ordained as 
Deacons on the Elder track. Four will be ordained Deacon in Associate Membership and 
one will have orders recognized as Deacon in Associate Membership. There are four 
persons making the transition from Diaconal Ministry to ordination as Deacons in Full 
Connection. Our class for Elders in Full Connection numbers thirteen. This year's 
retirement class includes eighteen Full Members and two Associate Members. In addition, 
five pastors retired ad interim, including four Full Members and one Local Pastor. Our 
large number of retiring pastors each year continues to provide opportunities for many 
persons to enter this field of service! 

Please note that various committee reports follow this introduction and are significant 
for the various areas of concern they address. All of this material, as well as our supportive 
services during the year, have been Drovided through the Office of Ministerial Relations 
under the leadership of Dr. F. Beltori Joyner, Jr., Robbie W. Barrett, and Lynn J. Morris. 
We are indebted to these individuals for their excellent work and dedication to the 
Ordained Mnistry of our Annual Conference. 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED ON OR BEFORE JCJNE, 1988 

Local pastors in progress or serving prior to 1988 must complete at least the five- 
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LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED FROM 1989-1993 

The Board requires that ministers having completed the basic five-year Course of 
Study continue to attend the Course of Study School in the summer, enrolling in at least 
four years of Advanced Studies during any six-year period. These courses, offered on a 
seminary level, would increase the competency of our Local Pastors (1980). 

OR 

It is required that they complete the five-year Ministerial Course of Study and a 
minimum of sixty (60) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent degree 
in a college or university listed by the University Senate, or competency equivalence 
through an external degree program at a college or university listed by the University 
Senate (1988). 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED IN 1994, 1995, 1996 

It is required that they complete the five-year Ministerial Course of Study and a 
minimum of sixty (60) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent degree 
in a college or university listed by the University Senate, or competency equivalence 
through an external degree program at a college or university listed by the University 
Senate (1988). 

PROBATIONARY MEMBERSHIP (WITH DEACON'S ORDERS) 

Each candidate must complete the following seminary level courses to be eligible for 
interview, effective June 1988: 

1 . A course in preaching that includes a practicum, laboratory, or field experience 
in the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons. 

2. A course in public worship that includes the theory, theology, and practice of 
planning and leading public worship. 

ELDER IN FULL CONNECTION 
Attention is called to the course requirements contained in H326(3)a of The 1996 Book 
of Discipline. Candidates must complete the Methodism courses PRIOR to the interview: 

1 . United Methodist Polity 

2. United Methodist Theology and Doctrine 

3. A History of Methodism 
Nominations: 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

From THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE 1996 (UU351.1b, 634) 
TO BE ELECTED BY THE EXECUTIVE SESSION UPON NOMINATION BY THE BISHOP: 
{Members of the committee may not serve on the Cabinet or the Board of Ordained 
Ministry} 

Lisa Brown Cole Charles K. Morrison 

H. Gray Southern Alternates: Paul L. Leeland, R. Bruce Pate 

Roger V. Elliott, Chairperson 
CONFERENCE RELATIONS, COMMITTEE ON 

The Committee on Conference Relations has as its primary responsibility the 
assisting of any clergy who seek to change or terminate their relationship with the Annual 
Conference. Changes in conference relationship may occur in any of the following ways: 
1) discontinuation, 2) leave of absence, 3) retirement, 4) sabbatical leave, 5) termination 
of conference relationship (surrender of credentials). 

The Conference Relations Committee meets with the person who is seeking a 
change in conference relationship upon the request of that person, or upon request of the 
Cabinet or the Board of Ordained Ministry. The committee attempts to determine what 
is appropriate in each case by posing questions, offering counsel, and providing support. 
The committee then discusses the request and acts upon it by making a recommendation 
to the Board of Ordained Ministry. In any event, the person requesting the change and the 
Conference Relations- Committee acting on the request must follow the requirements in 
The Book of Discipline. 

The Book of Discipline provides specific guidelines applying to each of the 
categories of conference membership. All those persons in the various categories of 
conference membership (other than the effective relationship) should remember to 
familiarize themselves with and adhere to the disciplinary guidelines which apply to that 
category. The Committee on Conference Relations issues a yearly reminder of these 
guidelines through a letter approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry at its annual 
meeting. Following the appropriate guidelines is particularly important for clergy on leave 
of absence; for these persons, exercise of any ministerial function is restricted to the 
Charge Conference in which their membership is held. The Conference Relations 
Committee would take this opportunity to reiterate that pastors on leave of absence 
cannot perform weddings, conduct funerals, or administer the sacraments outside the 
bounds (both geographical and membership bounds) of that charge conference. 

Every Spring (since 1987) the Conference Relations Committee has hosted a 
luncheon for those who will be retiring from the North Carolina Annual Conference at the 



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June session of that year. At this luncheon, the retirees and their spouses are informed 
about various matters relating to their retirement such as insurance, housing, and pension 
benefits. This year's retirement luncheon was held at St. Luke United Methodist Church 
in Goldsboro on Tuesday, May 5, 1998. 

Lisa B. Cole, Chairperson 
CONTINUING EDUCATION, COMMITTEE ON 

The Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry has the 
responsibility of developing continuing education programs that will enable ministers to 
fulfill the Disciplinary requirements. According to the 1996 Book of Discipline, 11348.1, 
"Clergy shall be expected to continue their education and spiritual growth throughout 
their careers, including carefully developed personal programs of study augmented 
periodically by involvement in organized educational and spiritual growth activities." 
The 1996 Discipline, H348.2, further states, "In most cases the ordained ministers' 
continuing education and spiritual growth program should allow for such leaves at least 
one week each year and at least one month during one year of each quadrennium. 
Such leaves shall not be considered as part of the ministers' vacations and shall be 
planned in consultation with their charges or other agencies to which they are 
appointed as well as the bishop, district superintendent, and Annual Conference 
Continuing Education Committee." 

In providing the resources to enable pastors to meet the minimum requirement of 
the Discipline, the Committee on Continuing Education has edited a brochure that 
applies to all ministers of the NC Annual Conference. The brochure contains information 
defining Continuing Education, the role of the local church, and how the pastor's 
continuing education can be financed. The brochure is printed as part of this report. 

Continuing Education for Ministiy in the NC Annual Conference: 

Rationale: A prime expectation of every minister of the NC Annual Conference is 
professional growth. In recent years, one of the major avenues through which such growth 
occurred has been continuing education. In the 1996 Book of Discipline, U325.2, it 
states, "There are professional responsibilities that elders are expected to fulfill and that 
represent a fundamental part of their accountability and a primary basis for their 
continued eligibility for annual appointment. Growth in vocational competence and 
effectiveness through continuing formation is expected of conference members." 

Definition: Continuing education is defined as an organized structured program of 
formal study under competent leadership with clearly defined goals and objectives. Here 
the key words are "organized," "competent leadership," and "clearly defined goals and 
objectives." By this definition certain activities, though worthwhile, are not considered 
"continuing education"; e.g., degree programs, recreational programs, promotional 
meetings, worship services, entertainments, undirected reading, and study travel (except 
for limited lecture, seminar, or workshop time), and the like. 

The Conference Program: The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, through the 
Committee on Continuing Education, performs three functions: 1) It sets minimum 
continuing education standards for ministry; 2) It establishes guidelines for continuing 
education; and 3) It seeks to insure their availability. 

1 . Minimum Standards: The NC Conference has established as a minimum standard 
one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to be earned by each minister from an approved 
continuing education program each year. One CEU is defined as ten contact hours of 
participation in an approved continuing education program. 

2. Guidelines for Continuing Education Programs: CEU's will be approved for those 
persons sponsored by organizations which are accredited by a) a regional educational 
agency (such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), b) a professional 
accrediting agency (such as the American Medical Association), or c) the Council on the 
Continuing Education Unit. It should also be noted that only those programs which relate 
directly to ministerial growth and development will be approved. 

3. Insuring their Availability: Efforts by the Board of Ordained Ministry to insure the 
availability of continuing education programs include encouraging conference-related and 
other colleges within the Conference bounds to offer courses for ministers, providing 
supplementary financial aid for ministers, publicizing approved programs, and identifying 
specific subject areas for needed programs. 

Role of the Local Church: In addition to the minister, the local church has a 
significant stake in the success of continuing education programs. The local church, 
therefore, has an important role to play in continuing education. 

The Pastor-Parish Relations Committee of the Local Church: 

1 . Confers with the pastor and the district superintendent in the development of a 
continuing education program which will enhance the total ministry of the church. 

2. Provides study leaves at least one week each year and at least one month during 
one year of each quadrennium. Such study leaves are not to be considered vacation time. 
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3. Recommends to the church's Finance Committee budgetary funds to be applied 
toward the minister's continuing education program. In providing funds for continuing 
education programs, the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee should insure that only those 
programs which meet both the definitions and specific guidelines above are funded. 

Financial Aid to Clergy: Funding for continuing education is the combined 
responsibility of the participant, the congregation, the sponsoring institution, and the 
Annual Conference. Conference funds for continuing education are derived as a portion 
of Conference acceptances. Thus, it is not possible (nor is it desirable) for the Conference 
to assume a major responsibility. 

All persons under episcopal appointment to charges, Conference staff positions, 
district superintendencies, Conference Evangelists, and Conference-related agencies and 
institutions, retired supply, and Extension Ministry categories C and D (with total funding 
for all category C and D applications being no more than $1500) are eligible for grants 
from Conference funds provided: 

1. The program does not lead to advancement from one level of Conference 
relationship to another. 

2. The program meets the definitions and Conference guidelines described above. 

3. The applicant has documented his or her efforts to secure funding from other 
sources, including local church, Duke Endowment, and personal. 

4. The application for a grant is filed on the appropriate form which furnishes 
complete information about the event and bears the signatures of the applicant, the 
Pastor-Parish Chairperson, and district superintendent. 

Limits to Conference Funds: 

1. The maximum grant to an individual applicant over one conference year is 
$300.00. 

2. For a one CEG event, no more than $100; a two CEU event, $200; a three CEO 
event, a maximum of $300 if the cost of the event merits it. 

3. The event must involve some definite measure of intensive study by the participant 
and offer at least ONE Continuing Education Unit. 

4. Grants for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) can be given when the CPE program 
offers the required CEG credits. No more than $300 per CPE unit will be granted. Grants 
for CPE are given only for non-degree programs. 

5. Holy Land Trips - A grant according to the current policy may be made once in 
a pastor's career, provided funding is available. 

Monitoring Continuing Education Units: 

1 . The district superintendent, in annual consultation, may suggest to the minister 
the area of continuing education he or she should take to facilitate his or her professional 
growth. The pastor's annual Continuing Education Report will be given to the district 
superintendent at the annual consultation or other appropriate time. 

2. Clergy shall have the responsibility for securing from the institution granting 
Continuing Education credit a record of earned credit and providing a copy of this record 
to his or her district superintendent. 

3. It is the responsibility of each minister to determine, in consultation with the 
Committee on Continuing Education, if a proposed program meets the criteria prior to 
participation and funding. 

Homer E. Morris, Chairperson 
ENLISTMENT, COMMITTEE ON 

According to The Book of Discipline, 1996, H633.2a, one of the primary 
responsibilities of the conference Board of Ordained Ministry is the enlistment and 
recruitment of men and women of all races and ethnic origins for ministry as ordained 
clergy persons. 

Your Committee on Enlistment has taken its charge seriously this year. As in past 
years, we have focused on a single goal: to raise the consciousness of our constituency 
within the bounds of the North Carolina Conference so that identification and enlistment 
of ordained ministers is an ongoing concern that touches every dimension of our 
church. 

This year we have worked to put together a series of events and programs to meet 
this goal. One event that will be held in Los Angeles, CA, on November 13-15, 1998 is 
"Exploration iX}," a national gathering for youth and young adults considering ordained 
ministry in The United Methodist Church. In 1996, the last time such an event was held, 
we sent twenty-eight (28) persons to this gathering. We hope to meet or exceed this 
number in 1998! 

Once again this year, our committee will sponsor a sermon writing contest, with 
contributors submitting sermons that have been preached in local congregations and that 
deal with the nature of God's calling persons into ministry. There is a December 1, 1998 
DEADLINE for these sermons, with the winning entry being published in the NC Christian 
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Several other program ideas have been generated by your Enlistment Committee for 
the Board of Ordained Ministry. With fully one-third of all currently active ordained pastors 
scheduled for retirement by 2004, the work of this committee is increasingly important. 
We encourage the involvement of the laity across our conference in the serious task of 
identifying youth and young adults who have a call to ordained ministry. 

Sam uel D. (Mack) McMillan III, Chairperson 
MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND, COMMITTEE ON 

The MEF is one of the most unsung blessings of our connectional support. In 
addition to being the underlying support to our seminaries, it provides invaluable support 
for the following ministries: Annual Conference Boards of Ordained and Diaconal Ministry 
for programs they provide for clergy and diaconal ministers; scholarships for students 
studying for the ordained and diaconal ministry in the 13 outstanding United Methodist 
seminaries and in non-United Methodist seminaries approved by the Division of Ordained 
Ministry and taught by seminary professors and conference leaders throughout the United 
Methodist Church; continuing education; course of study schools (more than 2,300 people 
are involved in 12 course of study schools); research and special programs related to 
candidacy and enlistment; pastoral care initiatives; clergywomen concerns; racial and 
ethnic concerns; spiritual formation; testing and evaluation; training of boards of ordained 
and diaconal ministry; international theological education; jurisdictional block grants; 
supervision issues and Dempster Fellowships. ALL OF THESE MINISTRIES are nurtured 
by money from the Ministerial Education Fund. 

A closer look reveals some interesting facts regarding MEF: 

* More than $325 million has been given by local congregations to the MEF since 
1968. 

* More than $80 million from the MEF has supported conference board services in 
each annual conference since 1970. 

* MEF supports Duke Divinity School, which for over 60 years has prepared men 
and women for leadership in the church as clergy and laity. 

Other institutions supported by Ministerial Education Funds are: Boston University 
School of Theology, Boston, MA; Candler School of Theology at Emory University, 
Atlanta, GA; The Theological School at Drew University, Madison, NJ; lliff School of 
Theology, Denver, CO; Gammon TheologicalSeminary, Atlanta, GA; Garrett-Evangelical 
Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL; Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, 
OH; Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; Saint Paul 
School of Theology, Kansas City, MS; Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA; 
United TheologicalSeminary, Dayton, OH; Wesley TheologicalSeminary, Washington, 
DC. 

ACTIVITY OF THE MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND: 

Raised in 1997 $515,697.00 

Portion Remitted to General Board of Higher Education 

and Ministry (75% of Apportionment) $386,772.73 

Portion retained by Board of Ordained Ministry in this conference 

(25% of Apportionment) $113,569.89 

Financial Assistance Granted (1997): 

Scholarships to Ministerial Candidates and Ministerial 

Education Grants (61) $106,641.50 

Diaconal Ministry Grants (3) $645.00 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Ordained Ministry: 
Seminaries - 59 

Asbury Theological Seminary 6 

Candler School of Theology 2 

Duke Divinity School 49 

Garrett 

United Theological Seminary 

Undergraduate Schools - 2 

Mount Olive College 

UNC - Wilmington 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Diaconal Ministiy - 3 

Duke Divinity School 

Methodist Theological School in Ohio 

Wesley Theological Seminary 

Milton T. Mann, Chairperson 
NORTH CAROLINA PASTORS' SCHOOL 
AND DUKE DIVINITY SCHOOL CONVOCATION 

The 1997 Pastors' School and Convocation, held October 13-15, allowed 
participants to explore the matters of pastoral leadership in the context of the church and 
the community. Barbara Brown Zikmun, president of Hartford Seminary, was the 1997 



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James A. Gray Lecturer. Loren Mead, author, priest, and consultant brought the Franklin 
S. Hickman Lectures. The keynote address was presented by Jim Wallis, founder of the 
Sojourners Community in Washington, DC. Preachers for the Convocation included 
Bishop Lawrence McCleskey, Dean Gregory Jones, and Professor William Turner. A variety 
of continuing education courses was offered in the areas of theology, biblical studies, 
pastoral care, spirituality, worship, and new church trends. 

Plans are well under way for the 1998 Convocation and Pastors' School scheduled 
for October 12-14. The 1998 Gray Lecturer will be Parker Palmer. Cheryl Sanders will be 
the Hickman Lecturer. The keynote session will feature a dialogue on racial reconciliation 
between John Hope Franklin and William Friday. Continuing education and worship 
experiences will be provided. A few new features to the Convocation schedule will be 
added. A brochure with full details will be available from the Divinity School later this 
summer. 

MEMBERS -BOARD OF MANAGERS: 

Class of 1998 - Susan Pate Greenwood, William W. Sherman, Jr. 

Class of 1999 - F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., Larry Robinson 

Class of 2000 - Robert L. Huckaby, Jr., Milford Oxendine, Jr. 

Class of 2001 - R. Carl Frazier, Jr., Richard L Stone 111 

Class of 2002 - Susan C. Lindblade, Kermit L. Braswell 

R. Carl Frazier, Jr., Chairperson 
PASTORAL CARE, COMMITTEE ON 

The Committee on Pastoral Care has, since 1971, served the North Carolina Annual 
Conference by providing financial aid for confidential professional counseling and marriage 
and family enrichment. The Committee is comprised of four members from the Board of 
Ordained Ministry (one of whom serves as chair); one member from the Board of Diaconal 
Ministry; one representative from the Conference Clergy Living Committee; one 
representative from the Clergy Partners Association; one Pastoral Counselor; and two 
members from the Commission on Health and Human Services. Funding for grants and 
expenses of the committee is included in the budget of the Board of Ordained Ministry 
and the awarding of grants is dependent upon the availability of funds. 

Financial aid is available to both clergy and diaconal ministers and their families. The 
financial grants, of up to $400.00 per family, are provided to cover one-half of the cost 
of counseling sessions. Ministers under the NC Conference Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health 
Insurance Program should review the Health Care Benefit Program Book as up to 80% 
of financial coverage is provided for outpatient psychiatric care. The coordination of 
insurance benefits and Pastoral Care Grants should not exceed 100% of fees charged. 
MARRIAGE AMD FAMILY ENRICHMENT 

The Committee on Pastoral Care encourages participation in marriage and family 
enrichment events, including those focusing on the needs of single as well as married 
ministers. Grants of up to $100 per individual, or $200 per family or couple are available. 
A schedule and/or outline of the events, leaders' names and credentials, and verification 
of participation should accompany a letter of application for the grant. 
ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL GRANTS 

Whereas, conference clergy and diaconal ministers and their families are eligible for 
grants, a family is defined as dependents of the minister living in the minister's home or 
parsonage, including spouse, children, parents, and grandparents. Children of the minister 
are eligible whether or not attending college or living at home through the age of 22. 
Persons who qualify for financial grants: 

1 . Clergy who are members of the NC Annual Conference whose status is active, retired 
or on leave in accordance with UU 448, 449, or 450 of The Book of Discipline 
(1992), OR any person, regardless of conference relationship, who is serving a local 
church of the NC Annual Conference, or a dependent. 

2. Diaconal Ministers, or candidates who are serving a local church, members of the 
NC Annual Conference, and whose status is active, retired, or on leave in accordance 
with H 313.1 of The Book of Discipline (1992), or a dependent. 

Special circumstances: 

1. Grant eligibility is provided when ministerial couples undergo marital separation or 
divorce. The amount provided is $400.00 for each spouse for a maximum of two 
years following the separation. 

2. Grant eligibility continues for two years for persons who have terminated their 
relationship with The Gnited Methodist Church, and for surviving spouses of 
ministers. 

COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS WHO QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL GRANTS 

Only counselors or therapists who meet the following criteria qualify to receive grants 
from the Committee on Pastoral Care: 

Counselors: Clinical members of the American Association of Marriage and Family 
Therapists (AAMFT); 



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Pastoral Counselors: Members of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors 

(AAPC); 

Psychiatrists: American Medical Association (AMA) Board Certification; 

Psychologists (Clinical): Licensed Practicing Psychologists; and 

Social Workers: Certified Clinical Social Workers (CCSW) or equivalent licensure in the 

jurisdiction of practice. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

The counselor or therapist, at the request of the qualifying client who is receiving the 
counseling, is to make application for a grant to the Chairperson of the Committee on 
Pastoral Care in the following manner: 

1. The counselor or therapist requests an application form, a Conference Directory, 
and instructions from the Chairperson of the Pastoral Care Committee. This request 
should be addressed in care of the Office of Ministerial Relations, PO Box 10955, 
Raleigh, NC 27605. 

2. Once the application, Conference Directory, and instructions for a Pastoral Care 
Grant are received by the counselor/therapist, and a determination is made that the 
client qualifies, the application should be completed and returned to the Office of 
Ministerial Relations. To protect the confidentiality of the client, the client's name 
shall never appear on the application. When more than one member of the client's 
family is involved in counseling, all family members shall be assigned the same case 
number. 

3. The counselor/therapist will receive the financial aid grant on behalf of the client to 
apply to the client's account or to refund to the client if the account has already 
been paid. Clients should request from the therapist a statement showing the 
amount of financial assistance received from the Pastoral Care Committee and 
should request the therapist to contact the Chairperson of Pastoral Care to negotiate 
an acceptable procedure if any problems arise concerning this process. The client, 
not the Pastoral Care Committee, is responsible for all contracts, negotiated fees, 
and payment of services that are provided. 

7997 REPORT 

In 1997, the Committee on Pastoral Care granted over $19,170.95 for counseling 
sessions. This represents 891 sessions with counselors and therapists during the calendar 
year (84 more than provided in 1996). Grants were processed for 73 client units during 
1997, representing 599 sessions for clergy, 132 for spouses, 37 for families; and 87 for 
dependent children, and 36 for cleric/spouse. Of these 73 units, 13 received the 1997 
maximum of $400 in assistance. 

Cynthia D. P owell, Chairperson 
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND BACKGROUND CHECKS, COMMITTEE ON 

The North Carolina Annual Conference requires and administers psychological 
assessment and evaluation of all who seek to enter ordained ministry in our Conference. 
Responsibility for this area is given to the Committee on Psychological Testing. Members 
of the committee for 1998-99 are: Trish Hicks.Merritt Jones.Larry Robinson.and Peg Witt. 

Psychological testing serves two purposes. 1.) It offers the individual information, 
feedback and guidance toward psychological health and wholeness. 2.) It offers the Board 
of Ordained Ministry assistance in the discernment process about candidates. The Board 
uses this testing as ONLY ONE PART of the evaluation process. 

All potential candidates under The 1996 Discipline are required to be tested - 
whether they are seeking to become Deacon or Elder. Those under The 1992 Discipline 
(or prior Disciplines) are required to have the testing as they seek ordination as a Deacon 
and Probationary Member of the Conference. Probationary members of other annual 
conferences seeking to transfer into this conference must release information on their 
testing to the Transfer Committee of this Board. 

The required tests are: Personal Data Inventory, Incomplete Sentences, Personal 
Research Form (Values), Myers/Briggs Type Indication (Personality), Minnesota 
Multiphasic Personality Inventory (Pathology), and 16 PF (back-up to the MMPI). The 
cost of testing is borne by the Board of Ordained Ministry for persons within the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. For those transferring into our conference, we also bear the 
cost when such testing is done at the time our candidates are group tested. Those who 
choose testing other than through the above process will bear the expense themselves. 

Testing services are provided by Dr. Gary Brown, a retired Elder from the Western 
North Carolina Annual Conference who has his doctorate in counseling. We GREATLY 
appreciate the faithful and effective work Dr. Brown does in helping our Committee and 
our Board to do its work for the well-being of Christ's Church and to the glory of God. 

Peg Ormsby Witt, Chairperson 
RESIDENCY IN ORDAINED MINISTRY, COMMITTEE ON 

The 1996 Book of Discipline, H317 - Probationary Service of Commissioning 
Ministers and 11417.3 in the 1992 Book of Discipline states: 



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"Each probationary member shall have an elder in full connection assigned by the 

Board of Ordained Ministry as counselor during the period of probation." 

The NC Conference Residency in Ordained Ministry program meets this requirement 
through the cluster group model. Probationers meet in small groups throughout the 
probationary period. Cluster leaders are elders who are not members of the Board of 
Ordained Ministry. Every effort is made to keep each participant in the same cluster, and 
with the same leader, for the duration of the probationary experience. This arrangement 
provides a particularly important collegiality and support for the probationers. 

In October 1997, the committee sponsored a pre-probationary seminar for 
candidates preparing for probationary membership. Representatives from the Board of 
Ordained Ministry's interview committees presented overviews of the interview process. 

Each year, Phase I Probationers, those in their first year of probationary relationship 
('92 Discipline), meet for an overnight retreat. A resource person, selected by the 
committee, leads the group in exploring issues such as call to ministry, spiritual formation, 
and practical concerns of pastoral leadership in the local church. 

Phase II members are those in the second year of probationary membership with the 
Annual Conference ('92 Discipline). They work in their cluster gatherings to prepare for 
full conference membership and ordination as elders. A retreat is held at Duke Divinity 
School each fall to assist this group in their preparation. 

Phases III & IV are designed to help Probationers who must reappear before the 
Board for Elders' Orders and full conference membership. 

Within the RIOM program for the year 1999, a new tracking process has been 
approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry known as Phases A,B,C and D - created for 
the Probationary members seeking to become Deacons and Elders in Full Connection 
under The 1996 Book of Discipline which requires a three-year probationary period. 

The new probationary period, approved by the 1996 General Conference outlined in 
The Discipline, H3 1 5, comes following the completion of one's seminary degree and prior 
to ordination. This period will be a minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of six (6) 
years. During Annual Conference, the Bishop commissions persons being recommended 
for the probationary period by the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Clergy Session, 
inaugurates the probationary period and brings the commissioned probationer into the 
clergy covenant and into the new Residency in Ordained Ministry process of Phases A,B,C 
and D. 

Those commissioned as Deacons/or Elders in Full Connection must serve full-time 
under Episcopal appointment for three (3) full annual conference years, following 
completion of their educational requirements. Those commissioned will be appointed to 
their appropriate ministries during the probationary period as well as required to 
participate in the RIOM process of Phases A,B,C and D. 

The number of years a probationary member spends in either Phases I, II, III and IV 
or Phases A,B,C and D becomes CRUCIAL when a probationary member seeking full 
connection fails satisfactorily to complete the requirements of The Book of Discipline and 
the Board of Ordained Ministry. { Eight (8) year time-line for persons entering probationary 
membership under The 1992 Book of Discipline or six (6) year time-line for persons 
entering under The 1996 Book of Discpline} . 

During the probationary period, a probationer under The 1992 Book of Discipline 
can complete his/her requirements for Elder's Orders within two (2) years by accepting a 
full time appointment and participating in Phases I and II of the RlOM process. 

During the probationary period, a probationer under The 1996 Book of Discipline 
can complete his/her requirements for Deacon/or Elder in Full Connection within three (3) 
years by accepting a full time appointment and participating in Phases A,B and C of the 
RIOM process. 

During the RIOM process, certain probationary members may be required by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry to spend an additional year or more in Phases III and IV 
(under The 1992 Discipline) OR Phase D (under The 1996 Discipline). Continuance in 
Phases III and IV or Phase D does not mean that the probationer has failed or that he/she 
does not have the gifts and grace for Ordained Ministry. It is better understood as an 
opportunity for the probationer to improve in some unfinished requirements recom- 
mended by the Board. The purpose of the RIOM committee is to surround each 
probationary member with others in one of the phase groups. These phase groups are 
invited to face with their cluster leaders, (Elders who are not members of the Board), the 
possibilities and challenges of ordained ministry and his/her growth in that ministry for 
which he/she has been called. 

The Residency in Ordained Ministry Committee is committed to helping candidates 
for Ordained Ministry in every way possible. 

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PENSIONS, BOARD OF 

Report A - General Information 

I. We recommend special appropriations for the following persons in the indicated 
amounts: 

Ministers: 

A. To be paid by the General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits: 

1 . Matt R. Gardner, an amount equal to one year of credit. 

2. Howard M. Wilkinson, an amount equal to two years of credit. 

B. To be paid from the Pension support Fund: 

1. Charlotte Calloway, total annual benefit $385.00, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

2. Oscar Cummings, total annual benefit of $1,394.04, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

3. Mary Frances Ham Evans, total annual benefit of $3,240.00, paid in 12 
monthly payments, plus premiums for group health and life insurance. 

4. Etta Mae Moore CJmstead, an amount equal to 1/3 of the 1985 NC 
Conference average salary ($6,366.72) paid in 12 monthly payments 
plus premiums for health and life insurance, and that this arrangement 
remain in effect until the Board of Pensions presents alternative action 
to the Annual Conference. 

Surviving Spouses: 

Mrs. Doris Dellinger Reynolds, buildup to 20% of the denominational average 

compensation for 1982 with 2% annual increase. 

II. We concur with the following ministers for Disability Leave: 

A. Wilson Edward Barber - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

B. George Franklin Blanchard - Continued, Effective October 1, 1993 

C. Mathan Hooks Byrd - Continued, Effective September 1, 1995 

D. William Thomas Clarke - Continued, Effective January 1, 1996 

E. Robert Blair Craig (FL) - Continued, Effective December 1, 1992 

F. James Wesley Hicks, Jr. (AM) - Continued, Effective July 1, 1989 

G. Richard Farmer Lewis (AM) - Continued, Effective March 1, 1995 
H. D. Susan Moore - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

I. James Olen Murphy, Jr. - Effective July 1, 1998 

J. George Calvin Smith - Continued, Effective April 1, 1990 

K. Michael Lawrence Tart - Continued, Effective May 1, 1996 

L. LaVerne Blue Womack, Jr. - Continued, Effective July 1, 1997 

We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Disability Leave for the first 

time: NOME 

Who have been placed on Disability Leave since the last Annual Conference? 
LaVerne Blue Womack, Jr., effective July 1, 1997 
HI. Claimants removed from responsibility roll by death: 

A. Forrest Dearborn Hedden - 06/24/97 

B. John Thomas Ledford - 06/24/97 

C. Paul Wesley Evans - 07/02/97 

D. Frances Sharpe Queen - 08/1 1/97 

E. Stella Mae Holbrook Jones - 09/02/97 

F. Willie James Evans - 09/1 1/97 

G. Margaret Louise Watkins Ward - 10/22/97 
H. Frank Wahab Fortescue - 1 1/21/97 

I. Virgil LorervFree - 1 1/21/97 

J. Everette Ervin Bryan - 12/13/97 

K. Eula Elizabeth Lewis Farmer - 12/18/97 

L. Margaret Regan Beam - 12/20/97 

M. Samuel Street Moore - 12/23/97 

N. Wilheimina Mildred Powell McCallum - 01/01/98 

O. Cleo Wade Goldston - 01/04/98 

P. Atticus Morris Williams - 01/10/98 

Q. Walter Clarence Feltman - 01/15/98 

R. Bertha Elizabeth Raines Martin - 01/12/98 

S. Annie Irene Brown Edens - 02/06/98 

T. Myra Ercell Vaden Morris - 02/20/98 

G. Ruth Nixon Maness - 04/06/98 

V. Ocie Burleson Hathaway - 06/12/98 



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New Claimants: 

A. Geneva Mae Miller Ledford - 06/24/97 

B. Robyn Timberlake Ruth - 06/25/97 

C. Pauline Prentice Barden Evans - 07/02/97 

D. Mary Frances Evans - 09/1 1/97 

E. Yeuh Kwei (Doris) Cheng Free - 1 1/21/97 

F. Betty Christine Hooks Bryan - 12/13/97 

G. Glenmore Mallard Moore - 12/23/97 
Ministers retiring this year: 

A. Par. 355. 1 (Mandatory Retirement - Age 70) 

MILES MURPHY, JR. (Age 70, 42.00 years under appointment with 07.75 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
(The Board of Ordained Ministry and Board of Pensions are recommending 
that the effective retirement date for Miles Murphy, Jr., be set for September 
1, 1998 at which time he will be 70 years of age.) 

B. Par. 355.2a (Early Retirement - 20 or more years under appointment) 
DAVID ESON DANIEL (Age 61, 34.00 years under appointment with 00.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
TOMMY GORDON PRIVETTE (Age 43, 20.00 years under appointment with 
03.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 

C. Par. 355.2b (Retirement with Actuarily Reduced Benefits - Age 62 or 35 years 
under appointment) 

TOMMY MARTIN FAGGART (Age 60, 37.00 years under appointment with 

19.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

JOHN RODNEY LANE, JR. (AM) (Age 62, 20.00 years under appointment 

with 03.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

ALVIN JOSEPH MORRIS (Age 62, 32.25 years under appointment with 16.50 

years of North Carolina Credit and 15.75 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

ROBERT LOUIS WALLACE (Age 64, 38.00 years under appointment with 

16.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

D. Par. 355.2c (Regular Retirement - Age 65 or 40 years under appointment) 
JAMES LAWSON BRYAN (Age 65, 36.00 years under appointment with 05.25 
years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
DOUGLAS LEON BYRD (Age 62, 40.00 years under appointment with 22.75 
years of North Carolina Credit and 17.25 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
(The Board of Ordained Ministry and Board of Pensions are recommending 
that the effective retirement date for Douglas Leon Byrd be set for March 1 , 
1999, at which time he will be 62 years of age and will have 40.00 years 
under appointment.) 

CLYDE BURTON CHEEZEM (Age 67, 39.75 years under appointment with 

14.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

CLYDE McGEE CREECH (Age 62, 42.00 years under appointment with 12.00 

years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

DONNIE GRAY DAVIS, SR. (AM) (Age 65, 38.00 years under appointment 

with 21.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

JAMES SIDNEY EPPERSON (Age 65, 42.00 years under appointment with 

25.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

JULIAN BRICE HELMS, JR. (Age 65, 28.00 years under appointment with 

11.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

THOMAS DONALD HOOGERLAND (Age 65, 35.00 years under appointment 

with 08.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

ROBERT STANFORD PULLMAN (Age 65, 41.00 years under appointment 

with 24.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

JULIAN WARREN SCOTT (Age 67, 36.25 years under appointment with 

20.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 15.75 years of North Carolina 



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MPP/CPP) 

PAUL BATTEUX SCOTT, JR. (Age 67, 40.00 years under appointment with 
23.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 

CARSON STANLEY TYSON (Age 65, 30.00 years under appointment with 
12.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.50 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 

JAMES MILAN WAGGONER (Age 64, 40.00 years under appointment with 
17.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 
E. Par. 355. 2d (Retired in the interim - since 1997 Annual Conference) 

HERBERT CHARLES DAVIS (Age 64, 31.25 years under appointment with 

15.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 16.25 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) (Retired March 31, 1998 at age 64.) 

EDDIE JO JARRETT (Age 62, 11.00 years under appointment with 00.00 

years of North Carolina Credit and 09.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

(Retired October 1, 1997 at age 62.) 

ELBERT RUSSELL STOTT (Age 62, 26.50 years under appointment with 

17.75 years of North Carolina Credit and 03.00 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) (Retired October 1, 1997.) 

WALTER PARKER WEAVER (Age 63, 38.00 years under appointment with 

03.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) (Retired July 1, 1997.) 

ROGER CHARLES WILLIAMS (FL) (Age 65, 10.00 years under appointment 

with 00.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 10.00 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) (Retired July 1, 1997.) 

VI. Local Pastors retiring this year None 

VII. We recommend that the expense account of the Board of Pensions and such 
independent consultation expense as necessary during 1998-1999 be paid from 
funds designated as Administrative Expense in the Board of Pensions Budget. 

VIII. Extension Ministries (U1506.4h): 

A. With pension credit by the Annual Conference - (MPP/CPP Funds will be 
transferred from the Pension Budget to the various offices and agencies 
toward the payment of MPP and CPP in 1998. The purpose of the transfer is 
to more accurately reflect actual staffing costs of the respective offices and 
agencies and also to more accurately reflect the actual cost for retiree benefits 
and past service liability in the Pension Fund.) 

Douglas L. Byrd Stephen C. Compton Jimmy F. Cummings 

John A. Farmer F. Belton Joyner, Jr. Bruce E. Stanley 

Hope Morgan Ward 

B. With pension responsibility on the agency/institution served: 



Gilbert W. Beeson, Jr. 
Wesley F. Brown 
Daniel R. Chandler 
Robert S. Christian 
Ronald D. Cyr 
Kathy Clark-Dickens 
Julie Forringer-May 
Rachel Gonia 
J. Milton Hadley, Jr. 
David L. Harvin 
Phyllis Hicks 
Richard C. Jackson 
J. Donald Johnson 
Robert L. Mangum 
J. Stanley McQuade 
Miles Murphy, Jr. 
John K. Ormond, Jr. 
F. Gerald Peterson 
Ernest R. Porter 
Joan M. Purcell 
Carla Scanlan 
A. Clay Smith 
Sidney E. Stafford 
John L. Stokes III 



Nancy Ruth Best Phillip S. Brown 
Leonard C. Byers II Dennis M. Campbell 
George P. Chandler Corbin L. Cherry 
John G. Cottingham Richard L. Cox 
Thomas A. Danek Franklin D. Daniels 
Jan J. Dickens Gayle Carlton Felton 

K. Mike Franklin Alvester I.Gales, Jr. 
David R. Grissom Donald F. Gum 
Michael L. Hale Shana Deanetia Harrison 

M. Elton Hendricks Charles M. Herring 
Randy A. Hillman Pamela J. Hudson 
David O. Jenkins C. Reginald Johnson 
J. Mark Kasper Jerry D. Lewis 

W. Joseph Mann Leslie Marsicano 
Michele R. Merchant Deborah A. Morgan 
Donald C. Nagel Kirk B. Oldham 
James H. Pace Carrie W. Parrish 

Reginald W. Ponder Bettye Donne Poole 
Benjamin F. Potter Barbara H. Price 
Russell E. Richey Michael W. Safley 
Richard Shannonhouse William G.Sharpe IV 
George Jerome Smith Neil E. Smith 
E.Douglas Stanfield David C. Steinmetz 
Leo C. Thompson Brenda Crawford Walton 



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James I. Warren, Jr. Julia Webb-Bowden Scott T. Wilkinson 
Malcolm C. Willingham A. J. Wilson III 
IX. Recommendations for additional service credit: NONE 

Report B - Recommendations for the Pension Program 

I. Past Service Liability 

A. Past service will continue to be paid on the defined benefit concept (per 
service year rate) for all service rendered to the North Carolina Conference 
through December 31, 1981. This plan will continue until all pastors with past 
service benefits and their surviving spouses are deceased. 

B. Goal of defined benefits (per service year rate) has been defined in the Book 
of Discipline for many years as 1% of the Conference Average Compensation. 
The 1999 CAC for the North Carolina Conference is $41,591. 

C. The current rate is $367 per service year. Participation in the new Ministerial 
Pension Plan requires that an Annual Conference increase its past service rate 
as the Conference Average Compensation increases, to at least 0.9% of the 
CAC to continue to participate fully in the new pension program. We propose 
that the past service rate beginning January 1, 1999 be increased to $385 per 
service year, and that further increases will be presented to the Annual 
Conferences of the future as the Conference Average Compensation 
increases. This increase creates an unfunded liability of $27,902,829. 

D. To increase any past service rate will always involve accepting an unfunded 
liability that must be satisfied by either a single cash payment, a series of 
planned payments, or a combination of both. 

E. The Annual Past Service Deposit for 1999 required by the General Board of 
Pension and Health Benefits is $2,422,332 (Due Date December 31, 1999). 
The amount needed in the 2000 budget to fund our total liability by the year 
2021 is $1,900,000. Additionally, for other benefit plans; such as, health and 
life insurance, pension grants, administration, etc., the 2000 budget request 
is $1,263,000. 

II. Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) 

Guidelines for the Ministerial Pension Plan and the Comprehensive Protection Plan 
are contained in the 1983 and 1984 Journals of the North Carolina Conference. 
Thus we call to your attention only those guidelines that are relevant to these 
programs. 

A. Service on and after January 1, 1982 will be funded on a new concept, called 
a defined contribution plan. This plan is basically deferred salary, and creates 
no unfunded liability because it builds an account of funds for a specific 
minister as his^e^ salary is paid. 

B. Funding is based on a percentage of Plan Compensation. Plan Compensation 
is calculated as follows: 

Take Cash Income (salary ONLY) e.g $30,000.00 

Add 25% of Cash Income or Housing Allowance 7,500.00 

Plan Compensation will be $37,500.00 

1. No travel or utility funding is ever used in Plan Compensation calcula- 
tions since these are considered by the General Board of Pension and 
Health Benefits to be items of local expense. 

2. Clergy couples housing (Effective January 1, 1988): 

a. When only one of the spouses is furnished a parsonage, the one 
furnished the parsonage includes the housing allowance. 

b. When one spouse is furnished the parsonage and the other a cash 
allowance, the one furnished the parsonage will use the 25% 
housing allowance, and the other will report the actual cash 
housing paid. 

c. When two parsonages are furnished and both are used, each 
spouse claims a housing allowance. 

d. When neither is furnished a parsonage, the actual cash housing 
allowance may be counted by the person/or persons receiving the 
allowance. 

3. In accordance with the Plan Document, the housing allowance for those 
furnished housing is 25% times the cash salary. 

4. Those furnished a cash housing allowance will report the actual amount 
in accordance with the Plan Document. (Effective January 1, 1988) 

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monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the General Board of Pension 
and Health Benefits. (Effective January 1, 1990) 

D. These contributions are placed in the individual minister's Church Account to 
be available for benefits when the minister becomes eligible for payment in 
the retired relationship. 

E. Each minister who is eligible for benefits will be required to designate 
beneficiaries for the benefits he/she is qualified to receive. 

F. We recommend 12% as the level of participation in the Ministerial Pension 
Plan for the North Carolina Conference participants. 

G. Unfunded Liability Actuarial Funding Study (Third Year Study, 1990 - 1993) 

1 . Interest assumption decreased from 9% to 8%. 

2. Past Service Rate assumption continued at a 5% increase. 

3. No change at the present is required in contribution pattern (new 
money). 

III. Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) 

A. This part of the program contains provisions for a death benefit, disability 
income, and funding for the peerage portion of the Ministerial Pension Plan. 
In addition to the provisions of a death benefit for the pastor, there is a death 
benefit on the life of the spouse and dependent children under age 18 or who 
are dependent because of disability. The Comprehensive Protection Plan also 
includes educational benefits for the children of a deceased minister. This part 
of the new plan is only available to those ministers covered under the CPP. 

1 . Death benefits provide 1 50% of the Denominational Average Compensa- 
tion (DAC) as the benefit paid on the death of an active minister through 
age 46, dropping on a graduated basis to 30% of the DAC upon 
retirement at any age. (The DAC for 1998 is $38,298.00 and for 1999 
is $39,337.00.) 

2. Disability payments are based on 40% of the Denominational Average 
Compensation in effect at the time the minister is placed on Disability 
Leave. 

3. The peerage program provides for a contribution from the Comprehen- 
sive Protection Plan to the minister's Church Account of a sufficient 
amount to provide the minister with a total contribution for the year 
based on the Denominational Average Compensation at 12% of Plan 
Compensation based on the Denominational Average Compensation for 
those eligible. 

4. The Comprehensive Protection Plan contribution from the local church 
is to be paid monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the General 
Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (Effective January 1, 1990) 

B. The cost of the Comprehensive Protection Plan is a 4.4% contribution of 
actual Plan Compensation (up to 4.4% of the Denominational Average 
Compensation). The pastor shall be required to pay 1% of Plan Compensation 
(up to 1% of DAC) and the church or charge shall pay 3.4% of Plan 
Compensation (up to 3.4% of DAC). (Effective January 1, 1990) 

IV. Implementation of the Program 

The benefit Program adopted by your Conference Board of Pensions seeks to 
provide a wider range of support for the minister's family through death benefits 
for every member of the family, disability income for the minister in time of great 
stress, educational benefits for children of deceased ministers, minimum annuity 
benefits for surviving spouses, and the build-up of contributions to the Church 
Account of those ministers whose compensation is below the Denominational 
Average Compensation. 

A. Costs of the Ministerial Pension Plan/Comprehensive Protection Plan will be 
borne by the local charge as an item of ministerial support according to the 
Plan Compensation of the minister and the category of the charge. 

FULL TIME (Conference Member/Local Pastor) - 12% of Plan Compensation 
for MPP and 3.4% of Plan Compensation for CPP (up to 3.4% of the DAC) 
STUDENT (Conference Member/Local Pastor) - 12% of Plan Compensation 
LESS THAN FULL TIME (Conference Member/Local Pastor) - 12% of Plan 

Compensation 
INTERIM OR RETIRED SUPPLY - no pension responsibility 

B. The pastor will make regular monthly payments to the General Board of 
Pension and Health Benefits through the local church treasurer for his^er 1% 
of Plan Compensation (up to 1% of the DAC) for CPP. 



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C. It is recommended that the pastor make regular monthly payments through 
the local church treasurer to the General Board of Pension and Health 
Benefits for his/her personal tax-paid or tax-deferred contributions of at least 
3%. 
V. Policies Related to Life and Hospital Insurance 

A. Surviving spouses who are not covered under the minister's hospital insurance 
must request coverage within thirty (30) days after the death of the pastor to 
avoid the one year waiting period for pre-existing conditions. 

1 . When surviving spouses are employed and provided hospital insurance, 
the policy of the Board of Pensions will be the secondary carrier. 

2. If the surviving spouse remarries, the hospital insurance will terminate 
until the said surviving spouse attains age 65 or the dissolution of the 
marriage. 

3. A surviving spouse.who married the pastor after he/she retired, is not 
eligible to be covered by the Hospital Group Plan after the death of the 
pastor. 

4. Health care insurance is furnished for the dependent children of all 
deceased clergy who were active or retired full members of the NC 
Annual Conference at the time of death. This coverage continues until 
the age of 26 provided that the child is a full-time student and unmar- 
ried. 

Disabled dependent children are continued on the Conference's health 

insurance program. 

This coverage is funded through the Board of Pensions. 
Pastors Insurance (to become effective at the conclusion of the 1988 Session 
of the Annual Conference.) 



B. 



Pastors who retire from the North Carolina Annual Conference with 
twenty or more full-time years of earned pension credit in the North 
Carolina Annual Conference will have their hospital and life insurance 
paid by the Conference Board of Pensions when the minister attains age 
62 and receives pension benefits, or retires with thirty-five (35) years of 
service and receives pension benefits, provided at least twenty of the 
thirty-five (35) years of pension credit is in the North Carolina Annual 
Conference. 

A pastor who retires from the North Carolina Annual Conference with 
less than twenty (20) full-time years of earned pension credit in the 
North Carolina Annual Conference will pay, when he/she attains age 62 
and receives pension benefits, a portion of the premium by the following 
formula: 

Payment by the Payment by the 

Conference Board Retired 

of Pensions Ministers 

5% 

10% 

15% 

20% 

25% 

30% 

35% 



Years of Service Earned 
in NC Conference 
at Retirement Time 
19 



18 


90% 


17 


85% 


16 


80% 


15 


75% 


14 


70% 


13 


65% 


12 


60% 


11 


55% 


10 


50% 


9 


45% 


8 


40% 


7 


35% 


6 


30% 


5 


25% 


4 


20% 


3 


15% 


2 


10% 


1 


5% 



45% 
50% 
55% 
60% 
65% 
70% 
75% 
80% 
85% 
90% 
95% 



(The following Item V. was approved by the 1997 Annual Conference to be placed in 
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V. Policies Related to Life and Hospital Insurance 

A. Surviving spouses who are not covered under the minister's hospital 
insurance must request coverage within thirty (30) days after the death of 
the pastor to avoid the one year waiting period for pre-existing conditions. 

1. When surviving spouses are employed and provided hospital insur- 
ance, the policy of the Board of Pensions will be the secondary carrier. 

2. If the surviving spouse remarries, the hospital insurance will terminate 
until the said surviving spouse attains Medicare eligibility or the 
dissolution of the marriage. 

3. A surviving spouse, who married the pastor after he/she retired, is not 
eligible to be covered by the Hospital Group Plan after the death of the 
pastor. 

B. Pastors Insurance (to become effective at the conclusion of the 2000 
Session of the Annual Conference.) 

1. Pastors who retire from the North Carolina Annual Conference with 
twenty or more full-time years of earned pension credit in the North 
Carolina Annual Conference will have the following hospital and life 
insurance benefits paid by the Conference Board of Pensions: 

a . Before the retired pastor and/or spouse reach the age of Medicare 
eligibility (currently 65 years of age), the retired pastor will pay 
the amount of premium that he/she paid in the year in which 
he/she retires. The Conference Board of Pensions will pay the 
difference between the minister's payment and the costs of 
his/her health insurance. The retired pastor must continue to pay 
the amount of premium that he/she paid in the year of retirement 
until both the retired pastor and his/her spouse reach the age of 
Medicare eligibility. Billings will be made monthly from the 
Treasurer's Office. 

b. If a pastor, who prior to retirement, has been covered as a single 
individual for the purposes of health insurance, wishes at the 
time of retirement to add family members to his/her health care 
plan, he/she must pay the premium applicable to that type of 
coverage for the year in which he/she retired. The retired pastor 
must continue to pay that amount of premium until both the 
retired pastor and his/her spouse reach the age of Medicare 
eligibility. 

c. Upon a pastor's or retired pastor's spouse reaching the age of 
Medicare eligibility, the Conference Board of Pensions will pay 
for the retired pastor/pastor's spouse's Medicare Supplement. 

2. A pastor who retires from the North Carolina Annual Conference with 
less than twenty (20) full-time years of earned pension credit in the 
North Carolina Annual Conference is responsible for the individual 
health insurance premium payments as described in #1 above. When 
he/she attains age 62 and receives pension benefits, the Conference 
Board of Pensions will pay a share of the remaining health insurance 
premium costs by the following formula: 

Years of Service Earned Payment by the Payment by the 

in NC Conference Conference Board Retired 

at Retirement Time of Pensions Ministers 

19 95% 5% 

18 90% 10% 

17 85% 15% 

16 80% 20% 

15 75% 25% 

14 70% 30% 

13 65% 35% 

12 60% 40% 

11 55% 45% 

10 50% 50% 

9 45% 55% 

8 40% 60% 

7 35% 65% 

6 30% 70% 

5 25% 75% 



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4 20% 80% 

3 15% 85% 

2 10% 90% 

1 5% 95% 

This payment formula remains in effect throughout the participant's 
lifetime. 

3. [Paragraphs noted are from The Book of Discipline, 1996] Effective 
August 1, 1992, Pastors who discontinue as Full-time Local Pastors, 
11345, or Probationary Members, 11318.6, as well as Conference 
Members who are retired involuntarily, H355.3; who are granted 
Honorable Location, 11356; who withdraw to unite with another 
denomination, 11357.1; who surrender the ordained ministerial office, 
11357.2; who withdraw under complaints or charges, U357.3; and 
Conference Members who are placed on Administrative Location, 
11358.3 are ineligible to receive health insurance benefits or life 
insurance when payments from the General Board of Pensions begin. 

4. Ministers not covered under medicare shall receive an amount equal to 
the premium of the Medicare supplement paid for those covered under 
Medicare, provided the ineligibility is not due to a refusal to come under 
Part B. Payments will be prorated according to the schedule in V B2. 

5. Clergy Couples' Insurance 

a. When one member of a clergy couple retires, the insurance, 
medical and life, will be paid for the retired pastor according to 
schedule V B2. 

b. Medical insurance will be provided for the spouse and dependent 
children of the retired clergy partner according to schedule V B2. 

c. No life insurance is provided for the spouse or dependent children 
of the retired clergy partner. 

C. The North Carolina Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life 
Insurance Plan with the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired 
pastors. However, the Annual Conference reserves the right to terminate the 
health and life contracts, in whole or in part, at any time. The Annual 
Conference, at any time or from time to time, may amend any or all of the 
provisions of the health or life plan without the consent of individual partici- 
pants. 

VI. Dental Insurance 

The Board of Pensions recommends that retired ministers covered under our Blue 
Cross supplement plan have dental insurance added. It is to be paid by the North 
Carolina Conference Board of Pensions and to become effective July 1, 1987. 

VII. Maximum Lifetime Benefit Under Medicare Supplement 

Maximum benefit under the Medicare Supplement for retired pastors and spouses 
is $1,000,000. 

VIII. Special Provisions 

The North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Pensions is hereby authorized, at 
its discretion, to arrange with the General Board of Pensions for active participation 
in the MPP and/or CPP by persons who are eligible under special rules but not 
automatically included as active participants. (MPP Section 3.2 and CPP Section 
3.2) 

IX. Conclusion 

Our constant aim is to provide our retired families with their needs for an adequate 
income to purchase essentials for living as well as to insure adequate care in case 
of illness. To these ends our recommendations are directed, and their satisfaction 
is found in the acceptance of the North Carolina Conference and its membership. 

Report C - Housing Exclusion Allowance (For Income Tax Purposes Only) 

RESOLUTION RELATING TO RENTAL/HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR RETIRED 
OR DISABLED MINISTERS OF THIS CONFERENCE 

WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church has 
and functions through ministers of the gospel who are duly ordained or licensed; and 

WHEREAS, the practice of The United Methodist Church is to provide a parsonage 
or a rental allowance as part of the gross compensation for each of its active ordained 
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WHEREAS, pensions paid to retired ordained or licensed ministers of The United 
Methodist Church are considered as deferred compensation and are paid to said retired 
ordained or licensed ministers in consideration of previous, active service, and disability 
benefits are considered payments in lieu of compensation for active service; and 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized that the North Carolina 
Annual Conference is the appropriate organization to desisgnate a housing/rental 
allowance for retired ordained or licensed ministers who are members of this 
Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the disabled minister has the same legal relationship to an Annual 
Conference as does the retired minister and, thus, this Annual Conference is also the 
appropriate organization to designate a housing/rental allowance for a disabled ordained 
or licensed minister who is a member of this Conference; 

HOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. An amount equal to 100% of the pension payments received by a retired minister 
(including amounts received in this respect from the Duke Endowment), or 100% 
of the disability benefit payments received by a disabled minister, during the year 
of 1998 be and is hereby designated as a rental/housing allowance respectively for 
each retired or disabled ordained or licensed minister of the United Methodist 
Church, who is or was a member of the North Carolina Annual Conference at the 
time of his or her retirement or disability. 

2. The pension or disability payment to which this rental/housing allowance applies 
shall be the pension or disability payment resulting from all service of such retired 
or disabled ordained or licensed minister from all employment by any local church, 
Annual Conference, General Agency, or institution of The United Methodist Church 
or of any former denomination that is now a part of The United Methodist Church, 
or from any other employer who employed the minister to perform services related 
to the ministry and who elected to make contributions to the pension or benefit 
funds of The United Methodist Church for such retired minister's pension or 
disabled minister's benefits. 

NOTE: The rental/housing allowance which may be excluded from a minister's 
gross income is limited to the lesser of (1) the amount of the rental/housing 
allowance designated by the minister's employer or other appropriate body, (2) the 
amount actually expended by the minister to provide his or her housing, or (3) the 
legally-determined fair rental value of the parsonage or other housing provided. As 
specified in Rev. Rul. 71-280, 1971 C.B.92, "the only amount that will qualify for 
exclusion under section 107(2) of the Code as 'rental allowance' is an amount 
equal to the fair rental value of the home, including furnishings and appurtenances 
such as a garage, plus the cost of utilities." Beginning in 1984, there is no longer 
a sick pay or disability income exclusion available with respect to disability benefit 
payments. Therefore, the full amount of disability benefit payments will be taxable 
income to the recipient beginning in 1984. 

Please Note: There is no place on your 1040 Tax Form to list this Housing 
Exclusion. The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has provided a sample 
statement to be used: 

"I received $X,XXX from the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and 
#X,XXX from the Duke Endowment, as reported on the 2 attached 1099-R forms. I did 
not include that amount on Line 16b because it has been excluded under the provisions 
of IRC Section 107 as a housing allowance exclusion. As a retired United Methodist 
clergyperson, I am entitled to take this housing allowance exclusion." 
Attach this note to your 1099-R forms. 

Report D - Ministers' Transition Fund Constitution 

(See New Sections under VHl.B(l)(e), XIIA, X1I.B(3) that are Written in Italics) 
I. The Principles of the Fund - The Ministers' Transition Fund of the North Carolina 
Conference of The United Methodist Church (the "Fund") was established effective 
November 20, 1937, to assist the minister to more easily make the transition from the 
active relationship in which a furnished parsonage has usually been provided, to the 
retired relationship in which the minister provides his or her housing. The Fund is 
established by apportionments to each local church in the Outreach Ministries-Fair Share 
Apportionments and by assessments to each minister who has membership in the Fund. 
Since all churches contribute to this Fund, it is the desire of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference of The United Methodist Church that all ministers participate in the Fund. The 
Conference does not interpret the churches' support of the Ministers' Transition Fund as 
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Conference. Therefore, the only funds to which a minister can make personal claim are 
those which he or she contributed to the Fund. 

The Conference vigorously emphasizes that the purpose of this Fund is to assist the 
minister's retirement transition and not to be an emergency fund available for any other 
purpose. All participant elections available shall be irrevocable. The Fund is intended to 
be a church plan within the meaning of section 414(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986, as amended (the "Code") which has not made the election under section 410(d) of 
the Code and is also intended to meet the requirements of a retirement income account 
under section 403(b)(9) of the Code. The Plan shall be interpreted, wherever possible, to 
comply with the applicable terms of the Code and all applicable formal regulations and 
rulings issued under the Code. 

II. The Conference Treasurer - The Treasurer of the North Carolina Conference (the 
"Conference Treasurer") shall serve as Treasurer and custodian of this Fund. He or she 
shall promote this work, receive funds from pastors and charges, and keep permanent 
records of assessments received and benefits paid. 

III. Eligibility for Membership - Membership in this Fund is not mandatory. Each 
ministerial member of the North Carolina Annual Conference (associate, full, probationary, 
or full-time local pastor) who is serving full time in a charge or as a district superinten- 
dent, a Conference ministerial staff person, or others who are appointed to serve at a 
North Carolina Annual Conference Institution (Methodist Retirement Home, Inc. ; Methodist 
Home for Children, Inc.; Louisburg College; Methodist College; North Carolina Wesleyan 
College) or other Episcopal appointment of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall 
be eligible to join. 

In order to remain an active, participating member, the ministerial member of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference (associate, full, probationary, or full-time local pastor) 
must continue to serve full time in a charge or other appointment. A full-time local pastor 
may continue as a member of the Fund only during the time he or she is serving under 
episcopal appointment. Students under episcopal appointment who have previously served 
full time ana who intend to return to full time service are eligible to continue. Those 
ministerial members on disability leave, leave of absence, or Conference members with 
less than full time service, may continue to be active, participating members by meeting 
the provisions discussed hereafter. 

Ministerial members who transfer into the Conference or new ministers receiving 
appointments for the first time are eligible to join the Fund in January of the year 
following the Annual Conference session in which their credentials were recognized. 
Ministers in these categories applying for membership will be assessed on the basis of 
their total salary and utility allowances for the six months between July 1 and December 
3 1 computed to a twelve month amount. 

Each new member of the Fund shall file an application form. Upon filing of 
application for membership and paying the recommended assessment for one year, his 
or her membership becomes effective. The deadline for enrollment for all ministers is 
January 31 of each year. 

IV. Apportionments and Assessments 

A. Conference Contributions - Funds shall be placed in the Conference budget 
annually equal to an amount of one percent (1%) of the total salaries and utilities 
paid to all pastors and associates of the Conference based upon the Conference 
Journal figures for the yearpreceding the year in which the budget request is made 
to the Annual Conference. This budgeted amount will be apportioned to charges on 
the same basis as all other Conference budget items, and this amount shall become 
part of the Fund. 

B. Minister Contributions - Each minister in a pastoral appointment who 
participates in the Fund shall be assessed and pay into the Fund on an after-tax 
basis one percent (1%) of all salary and utility allowances he or she receives each 
year from the charge he or she is serving and/or Conference sources. (Salary also 
includes Equitable Salary Fund payments, Duke Endowment Funds, and missionary 
sources.) 

C. Council on Finance and Administration Contributions - The Council on Finance 
and Administration shall make provision for payment into the Fund an amount equal 
to one percent (1%) of salary and utility allowances usually paid by the charge for 
district superintendents and ministers appointed as Conference staff. 

D. District Superintendent and Conference Ministerial Staff Contributions - District 
superintendents and Conference ministerial staff shall be assessed and pay into the 
Fund on an after-tax basis one percent (1%) of their salary and utility allowances. 

E. All Other Ministers - All other ministers who participate in the Fund shall be 
assessed and pay into the Fund on an after-tax basis a sum equivalent to two 
percent (2%) of their annual salary and utility allowances or two percent (2%) of the 
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V. Deadline For Receipt of Assessment - The plan (fiscal) year of the Ministers' 
Transition Fund shall be the same as that of the Annual Conference fiscal year, January 
1 through December 31. No later than November 1 of each year, the Conference 
Treasurer shall notify all members their assessment is due. Each member of the Fund 
shall submit payment for the required assessment no later than January 3 1 of each year. 
Assessments received after January 31 will be returned to the minister. If he or she has 
been a member less than ten (10) years, this lack of payment extends the period for one 
additional year before dividends can be received. If the minister has been a member over 
ten (10) years, he or she will receive no dividends for the year involving lack of payment. 
If any member of the Fund fails to pay his or her required assessment for three 
consecutive years, he or she shall be required to withdraw from membership in the Fund. 

VI. Base Benefits - Base benefits shall be paid to retired members of the Transition 
Fund as follows: 

If retired at the end of one year of membership $200.00 

If retired at the end of two years of membership 300.00 

If retired at the end of three years of membership 400.00 

If retired at the end of four years of membership 500.00 

If retired at the end of five years of membership 600.00 

If retired at the end of six years of membership 700.00 

If retired at the end of seven years of membership 800.00 

If retired at the end of eight years of membership 900.00 

If retired at the end of nine years of membership 1,000.00 

If retired at the end of ten years of membership 1,100.00 

If retired at the end of eleven years of membership 1,200.00 

If retired at the end of twelve years of membership 1,300.00 

If retired at the end of thirteen years of membership 1,400.00 

If retired at the end of fourteen years of membership 1,500.00 

If retired at the end of fifteen years of membership 1,600.00 

If retired at the end of sixteen years of membership 1,700.00 

If retired at the end of seventeen years of membership 1 ,800.00 

If retired at the end of eighteen years of membership 1,900.00 

If retired at the end of nineteen years of membership 2,000.00 

If retired at the end of twenty years of membership 2,100.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-one years of membership 2,200.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-two years of membership 2,300.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-three years of membership .... 2,400.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-four years of membership 2,500.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-five years of membership 2,600.00 

VII. Allocation of Dividends After Ten Years of Membership - After ten years of 
membership, and beginning with the eleventh year, the base benefit to be paid is 
increased by dividends credited to the members account. 

Any funds, including apportionments, assessments, forfeitures and earnings thereon, 
remaining after benefits have been paid to eligible members for the plan year shall be 
divided into equal parts and credited to the accounts of those who have been participating 
members for more than ten years and are not in arrears for the previous year. 
VHI. Limitations on Contributions Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code 

A. In General - The contributions for any calendar year allocated to a member's 
account under Articles VI and VII on behalf of a member under all Qualifying 
Retirement Plans in which the member participates shall not exceed the lesser of the 
member's Exclusion Allowance as determined in subsection B of this Article VIII or 
the member's Limit on Annual Additions as determined in subsection C of this 
Article VIII. The provisions of this Article VIII are intended to provide the limits on the 
amount of contributions to this Fund which are excludable from the gross income 
of the member pursuant to Code sections 403(b)(2) and 415, and shall be 
interpreted in a manner consistent with those Code sections. 

B. Maximum Exclusion Allowance Pursuant to Code Section 403(b)(2) - The 
member's Exclusion Allowance shall, for any calendar year of the member, be an 
amount determined under whichever of the following rules (1), (2) or (3) are 
applicable: 

(1) General Rule: Unless paragraph (2) or (3) of this Article VIII. B applies, the 
member's Exclusion Allowance for the calendar year shall be equal to the 
excess, if any, of: 

(a) The amount determined by multiplying 20% of such member's 
includible compensation, within the meaning of Code section 403(b)(3), 
for the most recent 12 months of service ending on the last day of the 
calendar year by the participants period of service as of the close of such 
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(b) The aggregate of the amounts which have been contributed by the 
member's employer, including allocations of base benefits or dividends to 
a member's accounts pursuant to Articles VI and VII hereof, to Qualifying 
Retirement Plans for such member, to the extent such contributions were 
excludable from the gross income of the member for all calendar years 
ending prior to the calendar year for which the Exclusion Allowance is 
being determined. 

(c) "Qualifying Retirement Plan" as used in this Article VIII shall mean 
and include: 

(i) Any Code section 403(b) plan, but only to the extent that 
contributions to such plan with respect to the member are vested at 
the close of the calendar year ending prior to the calendar year for 
which the Exclusion Allowance is being determined; and 
(ii) Any pension plan qualified under Code section 40 1 (a) or 403(a) 
whether or not contributions with respect to the member are vested. 

(d) A member's "period of service" for purposes of paragraph (1) above 
shall be expressed as a number equal to the member's number of full 
years of service plus one-twelfth for each one month period of service in 
addition to his or her full years of service. Part-time service of a member 
shall be taken into account as the percentage of such service which is 
equal to the percentage of full-time service served. 

(e) A member's "includible compensation" for purposes of paragraph 
(1), above, shall mean the amount of compensation received from an 
employer within the meaning of Code section 403(b)(3) and 414(e) which 
is includible in gross income, computed without regard to Code section 
911 for the most recent period ending not later than the close of the 
taxable year which is counted as a one year period of service under 
Section VIII. B(l )(d). Such term shall not include utilities to the extent such 
amounts are not includible in compensation pursuant to Code section 

(2) Election to Have Exclusion Allowance Determined Cinder Code Section 
415. If a member elects to have his or her Exclusion Allowance determined 
under the election provided in Code section 415(c)(4)(C), his or her Exclusion 
Allowance shall be the amount determined under subsection C, and for this 
purpose, contributions to any other defined contribution plan required to be 
aggregated with this plan under Code section 415(e)(5) shall be treated as 
contributions to this plan. 

(3) Minimum Contribution Ceiling. The minimum Exclusion Allowance that 
shall be applicable to any member to a calendar year shall be the lesser of: 

(a) Three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) or 

(b) The excess of, (i) the amount of includible compensation, within the 
meaning of Code section 403(b)(3), received by the member for the 
calendar year, over (ii) any amount contributed to this Fund. In the case 
of a member performing services outside the United States, the amount 
described in clause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be 
zero. 

If this paragraph (3) of this Article VIII. B applies, the limitations of 
Article VIII. C shall be treated as being not less than the limitation 
determined under this paragraph (3) of this Article VIII. B. This paragraph 
(3) of this Article VIII. B shall not apply to a member for any calendar year 
in which the members adjusted gross income (determined separately and 
without regard to any community property laws) exceeds seventeen 
thousand dollars ($17,000). 
G Limit on Annual Additions Under Code Section 415 - A member's Limit on 
Annual Additions shall for any calendar year be an amount equal to the lesser of: 

(1) 25% of the member's compensation within the meaning of Code section 
415(c)(3) in such calendar year, or 

(2) $30,000, or such greater amount as is permitted under Code section 
415(c) as adjusted under Code section 415(d)(1)(B). 

For purposes of determining a member's Limit on Annual Additions, in 
the case of a member who has more than 50% control of an employer (a 
"Controlled Employer") within the meaning of Code section 415(h), contribu- 
tions to a plan of the Controlled Employer that constitute annual additions (as 
defined in Code section 415(c)(2)) to the member shall be treated as 
contributions to this Plan. 

Notwithstanding any provision of this Article VIII. C to the contrary, the 
Limit on Annual Additions of a member who has made an election under Code 



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section 415(c)(4) or Code section 415(c)(7) shall be determined under such 

Code section and the regulations issued thereunder. 

D. Prohibition on Before-Tax Salary Reduction Contributions - Before-tax 

contributions under a salary reduction agreement shall not be permitted under this 

Fund. 

DC Death Benefits - When a participating member of the Fund dies, the Treasurer shall 

pay to his or her designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, otherwise to his or her estate, the 

full amount of the base benefit payments plus the dividends, if any, added to his or her 

account. In the event that a minister dies prior to the eleventh year of membership, the 

designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, or otherwise the estate, shall receive the full 

amount of the base benefit payments plus the assessments contributed by the 

participating member. In no case would the beneficiary, beneficiaries or estate receive less 

at the time of the ministers death than the member s assessments plus simple interest 

credited annually at the rate of The United Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative 

dividend yield for the most recent four quarters prior to the date of death. 

X. Designation of Beneficiary - Each member shall provide the Conference Treasurer 
the namefs) of the beneficiary or beneficiaries to whom the death benefits described in 
Article IX are to be paid in the event of death. The designation shall be indicated on a 
form provided by the Conference Treasurer. A designation shall not be effective unless 
such form has been duly completed and filed with the Conference Treasurer. In the 
absence of a designated beneficiary, benefits shall be paid to the member's estate. 

XI. Irrevocable Election Regarding Distribution of Funds - Members actively serving must 
make, prior to attaining age 59 1/2, an irrevocable election to either terminate from the 
Ministers' Transition Fund beginning with the Annual Conference following the attainment 
of age 60 or to defer termination from the Fund until retirement, as defined in the Book 
of Discipline, 1996, 1111355.1, 355.2a, 355.2b, 355.2c. Such irrevocable election is the 
responsibility of the member and must be made in writing to the Conference Treasurer 
by age 59 1/2. Forms can be obtained upon request from the Conference Treasurer. 
Should the member fail to make the irrevocable election, the member will not terminate 
from this Fund until retirement. 

XII. Payment of Benefits 

A. In General - At retirement or early termination from the Fund members who 
have accrued the same number of years of service credited under the Fund (during 
the same calendar years) will have exactly the same accrued benefit and will receive 
exactly the same benefit regardless of their total individual contributions. 

(1) Ministers With Less Than Ten (10) Years- A minister who retires or 
terminates from this Fund with less than ten (10) years credit in the Fund shall 
be paid in a single lump sum immediately following the session of the Annual 
Conference at which he or she retires or terminates. The benefit shall be the 
base benefit as prescribed in the table for retired members under Article VI plus 
minister contributions. 

(2) Ministers With Ten (10) or More Years. A minister who retires or 
terminates from this Fund with ten (10) or more years credit in the Fund must 
make an irrevocable election to receive benefit payments under one of the 
following options. This irrevocable election must be made no later than ninety 
days prior to the retirement month or month of termination due to early 
retirement or disability. For either option selected, total benefit payments shall 
be the base benefit as prescribed in the table plus the dividends credited. 

(a) Two payment option: The first payment shall be the cumulative 
amount which the member has paid in assessments. The second 
payment shall be the balance in the member's account including accrued 
dividends and interest and is subject to income tax. 

(b) Six payment option. The first payment shall be the cumulative 
amount which the member has paid in assessments. The remaining 
payments shall be five equal annual installments of the remaining 
principal balance and will be subject to income tax. This six payment 
option shall not be available to a member following attainment of age 70. 

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Fund, all payments under 
this Fund must be made at least as rapidly as required under section 
401(a)(9) of the Code and regulations thereunder, including but not 
limited to the incidental death benefit requirements of Code section 
401(a)(9)(G) and Proposed Treas. Reg. section 1.401(a)(9)-2. 

Under either option, the first payment shall be paid within 15 
working days following the adjournment of the Annual Conference 
following the ministers retirement or termination from the Fund. The 
second and subsequent payments shall be paid between January 1 and 
January 10 of the year following the year in which the minister terminates 



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or retires. The second payment will draw simple interest from July 1 to 
December 31 computed at The United Methodist Foundation, Inc., 
cumulative dividend yield for the four quarters ending prior to the date on 
which the minister terminates or retires. Any remaining payments will draw 
simple interest annually at the United Methodist Foundation, Inc., 
cumulative dividend yield for the four most recent quarters prior to the 
January payment. 

In no case would the member receive less at retirement than the 
member's assessments plus interest computed at the United Methodist 
Foundation, Inc., average quarterly dividend yield for the four quarters 
ending September 30 of the year in which the member terminates or 
retires. 
B. Direct Rollovers 

(1) This Article XII. B applies to distributions made on or after January 1, 
1993. Notwithstanding any provision of the Fund to the contrary that would 
otherwise limit a distributee's election under this Article XII. B, a distributee may 
elect at the time and in the manner prescribed by the plan administrator, to 
have any portion of an eligible rollover distribution paid directly to an eligible 
retirement plan specified by the distributee in a direct rollover. 

(2) Definitions: 

(a) Eligible rollover distribution: An eligible rollover distribution is any 
distribution of all or any portion of the balance to the credit of the 
distributee, except that an eligible rollover distribution does not include: 
any distribution that is one of a series of substantially equal periodic 
payments (not less frequently than annually) made for the life (or life 
expectancy) of the distributee or the joint lives (or joint life expectancies) 
of the distributee and the distributee's designated beneficiary, or for a 
specified period of ten years or more; any distribution to the extent such 
distribution is required under section 401(a)(9) of the Code as made 
applicable by section 403(b)(10) of the Code, and the portion of any 
distribution that is not includible in gross income (determined without 
regard to the exclusion for net unrealized appreciation with respect to 
employer securities). 

(b) Eligible retirement plan: An eligible retirement plan is an individual 
retirement account described in section 408(a) of the Code, an individual 
retirement annuity described in section 408(b) of the Code, or an annuity 
contract described in section 403(b) of the Code (including custodial 
accounts described in section 403(b)(7) of the Code and retirement 
income accounts described in Section 403(b)(9) of the Code) that accepts 
the distributee's eligible rollover distribution. However, in the case of an 
eligible rollover distribution to the surviving spouse, an eligible retirement 
plan is an individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity. 

(c) Distributee: A distributee includes an employee or former employee. 
In addition, the employee's or former employee's surviving spouse and the 
employee's or former employee's spouse or former spouse who is the 
alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, as defined in 
section 414(p) of the Code, are distributees with regard to the interest of 
the spouse or former spouse. 

(d) Direct rollover: A direct rollover is a payment by the plan to the 
eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee. 

(3) Within a reasonable time before making an eligible rollover distribution 
from the Fund, the Conference Treasurer shall provide or cause to be provided 
the written explanation to the distributee required by Code section 402(f)- 

XIII. Disability Leave - A minister who is approved for and placed on Disability Leave 
granted by the Conference may elect to: 

A. Continue as an active member and pay two percent (2%) of the disability pay 
received from all sources. Should Disability Leave be granted between sessions of 
Annual Conference, 2% of the disability pay received from all sources computed to 
a 12 month amount shall be paid. 

B. Be treated the same as a transferring member. 

C. Receive benefits the same as a retiring member. 

D. Terminate from the Fund and receive all benefits within thirty (30) days 
following the granting of Disability Leave. 

The minister shall notify the Conference Treasurer in writing of his or her 
choice of option within ten (10) days following the granting of Disability Leave. In no 
case would the member receive less than the member's assessments plus interest, 
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XIV. Leave of Absence - A minister who is approved for and placed on Leave of Absence 
by the Conference may elect to: 

A. Continue as an active member by paying 2% of the Conference Average 
Compensation while on leave. 

B. Be treated the same as a transferring member under Article XVI. 
Conference Average Compensation means the Conference Average Compensation 
as determined annually by the General Board of Pensions. 

XV. Less Than Full Time Service - A Conference member who is approved for less than 
full time service by the Conference may elect to: 

A. Continue as an active member for no more than three years by paying 2% of 
the Conference Average Compensation (within the meaning of Article XIV) while 
serving less than full time. 

B. Withdraw from the Fund according to the provisions of Article XVII. 

XVI. Membership Transferring - Any ministerial member who leaves the North Carolina 
Conference by transfer to another annual conference of The United Methodist Church 
cannot make any further payment to the Fund. He or she may leave his or her account 
(including dividends, if any) in the Fund until retirement. If this is done, the benefit under 
this Fund will be computed as of the date of transfer from the North Carolina Conference 
with interest determined in the manner described in Article IX, determined from the date 
of transfer to the date of retirement. If the account is left, and the minister returns to the 
North Carolina Conference, he or she may reinstate his or her payments and dividend 
earnings, effective at the time of transfer back into this Conference. 
XVII.Withdrawing From The Fund Prior to Retirement - If a member desires to withdraw 
from the Fund prior to retirement, upon a written request to the Conference Treasurer, 
he or she shall receive the amount he or she has paid into the Fund, plus interest 
determined in the manner described in Article IX each year he or she was participating in 
the Fund. Amounts in the members account in excess of the amount determined under 
the preceding sentence shall be forfeited and reallocated as dividends for the year of 
forfeiture pursuant to Article VII. 

Each member whose membership is terminated in the Fund in any way will provide 
the Conference Treasurer with a statement indicating that he or she has received the 
funds for which he or she is eligible, and that he or she is no longer a member of the 
Fund. Any minister leaving the North Carolina Conference to join another denomination 
other than The United Methodist Church will be required to withdraw from the Fund and 
payment will be made to the minister according to the formula set forth in the first 
paragraph of this Article XVII. 

XVIII. Reinstatement - A member who has withdrawn from the Fund may not be reinstated, 
but is required to begin anew as though he or she were a new member. A minister shall 
not be permitted to rejoin the Fund more than two (2) times during his or her ministerial 
career. 
XDC Hearing Committee 

A. The Committee - A Hearing Committee consisting of the Board of Pensions 
Executive Committee, Conference Treasurer, Director of Ministerial Relations, 
Conference Controller, and the Conference Insurance Group Administrator shall have 
authority to act on behalf of the Board of Pensions between Annual Conference 
sessions concerning matters that relate to, but are not specifically covered by, this 
constitution of the Ministers' Transition Fund. The Plan Administrator for the Fund 
for other plan administrative matters and matters delegated by the Hearing 
Committee shall be the Conference Insurance Group Administrator. Determinations 
by the Hearing Committee, the Board of Pensions or the Plan Administrator shall be 
conclusive and binding on all persons and shall be afforded the maximum deference 
permittedjjy law. 

B. Claims Procedure - If a claim is wholly or partially denied, the Hearing 
Committee shall furnish the member or beneficiary with written notice of the denial 
within sixty (60) days of the date the original claim was filed. This notice of denial 
shall provide: 

(1) The specific reason or reasons for denial; 

(2) Provide specific reference to pertinent plan provisions on which denial is 
based; 

(3) A description of any additional information needed to perfect the claim 
and an explanation of why such information is necessary; and 

(4) An explanation of the plans claim procedure. 

The member or beneficiary shall have sixty (60) days from receipt of 
denial notice in which to make written application for review by the Hearing 
Committee. The Hearing Committee shall issue a decision on such review 
within sixty (60) days after receipt of an application for review as provided in the 
preceding sentence. Such decision on review shall be made in writing and shall 



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include specific reasons for the decision written in a manner calculated to be 
understood by the claimant. All decisions and denials of claims by the Hearing 
Committee shall be afforded the maximum deference permittee! by law. 

XX. New Rules and Constitutional Provisions - The rules and guidelines of this 
constitution supersede all previous Conference legislation regulating this Fund. The 
Annual Conference, at any time or from time to time, may amend any or all of the 
provisions of this constitution without the consent of individual members of the Fund. No 
amendment shall have the effect of modifying any benefit election of any member in effect 
at the time of such amendment. 

The Annual Conference established this Fund with the intent that it will be 
maintained for an indefinite period of time. However, the Annual Conference reserves the 
right to terminate the Fund, in whole or in part, at any time. No amendment, modification 
or termination of the Fund shall adversely affect the members benefits accrued for his or 
her retirement at the time of termination of the Fund. 

XXI. Miscellaneous Provisions 

A. Prohibition Against Diversion - Subject to Code section 414(p), there shall be 
no diversion of any portion of the assets of the plan other than for the exclusive 
benefit of members and their beneficiaries. 

B. Delegation of Authority - The Board of Pensions, Conference Treasurer and the 
Hearing Committee may authorize any agent or agents to carry out their duties, and 
may employ such counsel, auditors, and other specialists and such clerical, actuarial 
and other services as it may require in carrying out the provisions of the Fund. 

C. Notification of Mailing Address - Each member and other person entitled to 
benefits hereunder shall from time to time file with the Conference, in writing, such 
persons post office address and change of post office address. Any check 
representing any payment due hereunder, and any communication forwarded to a 
member of beneficiary at the last known address as indicated by the records of the 
Conference shall constitute adequate payment to such person and be binding on 
such person for all purposes of the plan. The Conference, Board of Pensions, 
Conference Treasurer and Hearing Committee shall not be under any obligation to 
search for or ascertain the whereabouts of any such person. 

D. Unclaimed Benefits - If any benefits payable to, or on behalf of, a member are 
not claimed within a reasonable period of time from the date of entitlement, as 
determined by the Hearing Committee, and if the member cannot be located at his 
or her last provided mailing address, such member shall be presumed dead and the 
post-death benefits, if any, under this plan shall be paid to his or her beneficiary if 
he or she is then living and can be located. If the members beneficiary is not then 
living or cannot be located, or if no beneficiary was effectively named, the member's 
account shall be forfeited and treated as dividends pursuant to Article VII. 

E. Facility of Payment - Whenever, in the Hearing Committees opinion, a person 
entitled to receive any payment of a benefit under the plan is under a legal disability 
or is incapacitated in any way so as to be unable to manage such person's financial 
affairs, the Hearing Committee may, to the extend permitted by law, make payments 
directly to the person, to the person's legal representative, or to a relative or friend 
of the person to be used exclusively for such person's benefit, or apply any such 
payment for the benefit of the person in such manner as the Hearing Committee 
deems advisable. Any benefit payment (or installment thereof) made in accordance 
with the provisions of this shall completely discharge the obligation for making such 
payment under the plan. 

F. Commingling of Assets - The assets of the Fund may be commingled in a 
common fund made up of such accounts or in a common fund with other amounts 
exclusively devoted to church purposes, provided that the part of such fund which 
equitably belongs to the plan shall be separately accounted for and cannot be used 
for or diverted to purposes other than for the exclusive benefit of employees and 
their beneficiaries. Trie reasonable costs of administering an account may be 
charged against the account. Such costs may include the reasonable costs of 
administering a retirement income program of which the account is a part, including 
costs associated with informing employees and employers of the availability of the 
program. 

G. Governing Law - This plan shall be administered, and its validity, construction, 
and all rights hereunder shall be governed by the Book of Discipline of The United 
Methodist Church, and by the laws of the State of North Carolina to the extent not 
in conflict with such Book of Discipline. If any provisions of the plan shall be held 
invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof shall continue to be fully 
effective. 

H. Limitations on Liability - The Conference, Conference Treasurer, Board of 
Pensions and members of the Hearing Committee shall not be liable to any person 



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or entity for any of their acts carried out hereunder in good faith and based upon the 
information available at the time. 

Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., Chairperson 

PERU COVENANT, TASK FORCE ON 

The mission covenant between our NC Conference and the Iglesia Metodista del 
Peru has completed its seventh year. Initiated by a first visit of NC clergy and laity in 
1991, this covenant of mutuality has been reaffirmed ever since 1992. It is a covenant 
in which both churches recognize the benefits of being in relationship with one another 
through correspondence, visits, prayer, and study. Such walking together, in the spirit 
of a kind of Wesleyan global "class meeting," helps us to understand challenges of faith 
and ministry which we hold in common, despite our different contexts; and, fosters 
accountability in our Christian discipleship as we encounter the struggles of each other's 
faith and ministry across contexts of very different cultures and economic realities. 
Clergy and laity in our respective conferences have frequently commented on how this 
relationship has led to growth in intellectual awareness and in spiritual maturity. 

Since the past year several teams from NC have visited Peru churches in various 
areas around the country. Our bishop, Marion Edwards, visited numerous churches and 
mission projects around Peru in the summer of 1997; and, in addition, Hope Morgan 
Ward and Bruce Stanley of our Conference staff visited with teams in the summer of 
1 997 as well. We were privileged to have the bishop of the Peru church, Figeroua, to 
visit our 1997 Annual Conference, as well as a youth from our Methodist church in 
Callao, Peru, to visit several of our NC Conference churches during January 1998. 
Again, this year, we have had two seminary students from our Methodist seminary in 
Peru attending the Duke Divinity School during the Spring 1998 semester. We are 
grateful to Duke for the continued relationship they have desired with the Comunidad 
Biblica Teologica. 

The Iglesia Metodista del Peru continues to struggle with issues of disunity and 
reorganization, many of these issues caused by geographical separation and the scarcity 
of economic resources. At Present, the seminary is in a process of reorganization, in part 
necessitated by meager financial support. We are concerned about this and are seeking 
ways to be in greater support. The presence of the Mission Society of Peru also beings 
tensions of allegiance in a church which is often eager to receive resources from 
wherever they are offered. While recognizing our own issues of disunity in the North 
American GMC, we seek to find answers and offer support for each other in the midst 
of our own respective challenges. 

This year a team of our Conference youth is scheduled to make a visit to Peru, as 
well as several adult teams throughout the year. At this Annual Conference we are happy 
to welcome several visitors from the Methodist Church in Peru, who will be remaining 
for a few days after Annual Conference to be in dialogue about the history, present 
status, and possible future of our covenant relationship. Especially popular in this 
mission relationship, among our NC churches, has been the financial support of the 
Breakfast of Love; a program of numerous Methodist churches in Peru who provide 
oatmeal to children, for whom for some is their main meal of the day. This mission 
program is an Advance Special. 

Again, this year, at our 1998 Annual Conference, we propose that our covenant 
relationship be reaffirmed. The covenant statement, as it was originally written in 1992, 
reads as follows: 

We, the members of the NC Annual Conference of The United Methodist 
Church, in session June 1998, hereby affirm our covenant in Christ with our 
sisters and brothers of the Iglesia Metodista del Peru. As an expression of that 
covenant bond, we will call upon the cabinet and agencies of this Annual 
Conference to encourage and lead the Annual Conference, districts, and local 
congregations to enter into a covenant relationship with the Iglesia Metodista 
del Peru, for prayer and other forms of mutual support, engagements, and 
communication as determined by and agreed upon by the communities of 
faith entering into such a covenant of mutuality. 

Mark W. Wethington, Chairperson 



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SPECIAL CONFERENCE FUNDS, COMMITTEE ON 

Named by Bishop Edwards in August 1997, our Committee has met many times. 
We have three responsibilities to the Annual Conference: 

- To monitor and report regularly to the Conference on the amount of our 
unfunded pension liability; 

- To secure and direct the services of a part-time Director of Current Giving whose 
work will be to solicit funding beyond what our apportionments supply for the paying 
of our pension responsibilities; 

- To educate the Conference about the nature of our pension responsibilities, how 
our current plan to pay for pensions is working, and to seek to find alternative funding 
options. 

We have sought to communicate our findings relative to these responsibilities with 
the Annual Conference's lay and clergy leadership with mailings and announcements in 
Conference publications. 

Our current plan to retire our pension debt is working, although we are aware of 
the heavy demand it puts on our Conference budget. Our pension liability is approxi- 
mately $27,762,104 as of January 1, 1998 using the 1998 per service year rate of $367 
as the base. Our liability has grown at a lower than anticipated rate due to higher than 
projected earnings, as well as, changes in the per service year rate actually used versus 
the rate projected. Local churches have spearheaded this excellent progress with their 
renewed emphasis on supporting our apportionments which allows the Conference to 
more readily subscribe the budgeted pension amounts without neglecting other 
ministries. That renewed effort, along with CF&A's work to insure that we have the 
resources to fund our annual payment to the General Board of Pension and Health 
Benefits, leaves us in a stronger position than had been predicted years ago. We will 
have to continue this work in the future and continue to examine other options both to 
fund our liability and to manage the debt. 

I am delighted to report that Patricia McNeil is our Director of Current Giving. 
Having come to us in April, 1998, Pat's skills as a fund raiser and organizer will be much 
valued by us as she helps us move toward funding our unfunded pension liability. 

The Committee asks that the Annual Conference approve the following plan to 
educate ourselves and our Conference about the retirees who live and serve around us, 
as well as, about our responsibilities to them. 

Each local church/charge will designate a Sunday in September, 

October, or November of each, year to be known as "Retired Pastors' Day." 

(Homecoming would be a prime opportunity for such an event.) Retired 

clergy are to be invited to preach and/or be recognized. The Conference's 

ministries to and for retired clergy and their families would be explained to 

the congregation that day. 

The Committee will make available sample bulletin inserts that could be used that 
day to promote an understanding of our pension program. 

I thank the Committee for its faithful work. 

H. Gray Southern, Chairperson 

TRUSTEES, CONFERENCE BOARD OF 

The Annual Conference Trustees are charged with responsibility for managing 
property of the NC Conference and making recommendations regarding the care and 
disposition of this property. Through its committees, the Board of Trustees provides 
maintenance, insurance and recommends disposition and use of the properties. In 
addition to the United Methodist Building, the Board manages five staff parsonages, the 
Episcopal residence and more than 15 church sites. 

No closed or abandoned church property has been received by the Trustees in the 
past year. The Board has been engaged in an inventory of the buildings and property 
in its care. In many cases we are able to rent buildings no longer being used to other 
worthwhile ministries. 

Last year, the Annual Conference authorized the sale of the house at 1924 Hillock 
Drive. I am pleased to report that we were able to sell this house for its full asking price 
in the spring of 1998. The funds are now invested with the United Methodist Foundation 
for future usage. 

In the spring of 1997, a request was presented to the Trustees from the United 
Methodist Home for Children to return the land which joins the United Methodist 
Building property on the north side, a tract of some one and one-half acres. This land 
was conveyed by the Trustees of the Children's Home in 1985 when the Conference was 



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considering expansion of the present building. The plans for building expansion were 
never acted on by the Conference. The United Methodist Home for Children hopes to 
utilize this property for a model day care program that would provide a teaching setting 
and also focus on low-income families. 

After thorough investigation of the impact of returning the property and also the 
usage proposed by the Children's Home, the Conference Board of Trustees now 
recommends the transfer of this land back to the United Methodist Home for Children. 

The Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees has been examining 
the larger picture of how the Conference utilizes its real estate. A report follows on the 
United Methodist Building. 

The Board of Trustees is appreciative of those who labor in the execution of our 
work. In particular, we express gratitude to Dr. Allen Norris and his staff who serve on 
the Board's behalf. 

William C. Simpson, Jr., President 

1998 REPORT ON THE UNITED METHODIST BUILDING 
by the NC Conference Board of Trustees 

An important role of the Board of Trustees is maintaining a suitable site for the 
administration of Annual Conference program. The wisdom and vision of church leaders 
nearly 40 years ago resulted in a United Methodist Building which has served us well. 

The Long-Range Planning Committee of the Trustees has responded to questions 
of whether another site and a different building would better serve the needs of the 
Conference. We have had inquiries from developers in the Raleigh area who see the 
potential of our property for other usage. The Board has a unique role in investigating 
options and making recommendations to the Annual Conference. The consensus of the 
Board is that the questions that have been raised about the suitability of the present 
headquarters for administration merit discussion. 

Several positive factors are worth noting: 

* After lengthy investigation, the Conference concluded several years back that 
a location in the Raleigh area is the most appropriate site for the Conference 
headquarters. The Long-Range Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees has 
studied this and concurs with that decision. The bishop's office for the Raleigh area 
of The United Methodist Church is located there. It is the major city in the 
Conference and the seat of government for the state of MC. 

* The proximity to the United Methodist Home for Children has been beneficial 
to both entities. 

* The rental of over half the floor space in the United Methodist Building has 
provided a great portion of the funds for maintenance and necessary repairs. The 
building is debt free. 

* The United Methodist Building and the property make it a valuable asset that 
would be significant in any negotiations for re-locating the Conference headquar- 
ters. 

In addition, there are concerns to be raised: 

* The present building was constructed nearly 40 years ago. The Trustees have 
had to make large investments to upgrade heating and air conditioning, general 
repairs, and improvements to keep the facility usable. Seven years ago, the heating 
and air conditioning had to be replaced at a cost of over $300,000. This year we 
had to replace an air conditioning compressor and cooling tower at a cost of 
approximately $50,000. It is clear that the roof will need to be replaced soon. 
Rental income no longer covers the full cost of repairs and maintenance. 

* The present building has limitations for the usage we make of it. A small 
conference room, office configurations and narrow hallways restrict its function and 
efficiency. 

* Security has become an issue. 

These are some of the factors that the Conference Trustees bring to your 
attention. We continue to examine all options that are presented to us. One possible 
option might be to develop a tract in northern Raleigh in a joint venture with a local 
church congregation to be developed. One such site, the Wakefield property bequeathed 
by Mr. Olaf Wakefield, a member of St. Mark's UMC, is within 2,000 feet of a proposed 
interchange of the new 1-540 Beltline in north Raleigh. This tract includes approximately 
16 acres, and in addition, there are invested funds given by Mr. Wakefield for the 
establishment of a new church. The Trustees have explored a co-venture with 
Congregational Development on this site or on a site in the near vicinity. 



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There would be many advantages in such re-location. The most obvious is 
construction of a building that would better suit the needs of the Annual Conference 
today. A new building would be designed for optimum mechanical efficiency utilizing 
modern technology. This could result in lower utility costs. It would also obviate growing 
costs in maintenance and repair. Such a location could be more accessible to those 
traveling from other parts of the Conference. 

Because this is a matter of such magnitude with implications for the entire 
Conference, the Conference Board of Trustees requests that Bishop Edwards appoint 
a study committee to investigate the advisability of re-locating the Conference 
headquarters. This committee would look at the implications such a move would have 
on administration of program and ministry, future initiatives and budgetary consider- 
ations and report back by the 1999 Annual Conference. 

Meanwhile, we welcome your observations, comments, and recommendations 
as we seek to be good stewards of the property of the Annual Conference. We also 
solicit your prayers as we go about the work entrusted to us. 

William C. Simpson, Jr., President 

RESOLUTIONS 

RESOLUTION AGAINST PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION 

WHEREAS, the baptismal vows of The United Methodist Church include: 
renunciation of "the spiritual forces of wickedness," rejection of "the evil powers of this 
world," and acceptance of "the freedom and power God gives [us] to resist evil, 
injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves" (Baptismal 
Covenants I, II, IV from The United Methodist Hymnal); 

WHEREAS, The United Methodist Church's resistance to evil, injustice, and 
oppression, in the power of the Holy Spirit, not only begins in the Church's life but 
also extends to the general society, after all, John Wesley declared that Methodism's 
purpose was "to reform the nation, particularly the Church, and to spread scriptural 
holiness over the land" (1996 Book of Discipline, 1160, p. 43); 

AND WHEREAS, partial-birth abortion (or intact-dilation-and— extraction 
abortion), a late-term procedure, involves "delivering the fetus part way, vacuuming 
out its brains and then removing the rest of the body from the birth canal" (New York 
Times. 3/3/97); hence, partial-birth abortion— because of its morally problematic, even 
repugnant, nature— is opposed even by large majorities of the American people, the 
United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Morth Carolina Annual Conference of 
The United Methodist Church, in response to the Church's baptismal vows, hereby: 

(1) understands partial-birth abortion, except when only this abortion procedure will 
save the mother's life, to be a matter of grave concern; 

(2) encourages congregations to assist women tempted by partial-birth abortion with 
the gifts of Christian hospitality and to support local crisis pregnancy centers; 

(3) requests that the Conference Secretary write to The Reverend Thorn White Wolf 
Fassett, General Secretary of the General Board of Church and Society, to 
counsel him to remain silent (in spoken and written word) regarding judicial, 
legislative, and political matters related to partial-birth abortion; and that the 
Conference Secretary sends copies of the letter to Rev. Fassett to all Directors 
of the General Board of Church and Society; and 

(4) asks that a copy of this resolution be sent, from the Conference Secretary, to all 
North Carolina state representatives and senators, and to all United States 
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REPORTS 

BISHOPS' INITIATIVE ON CHILDREN AND POVERTY, TASK FORCE ON 

We have been meeting for over a year and have begun to glean from our efforts in 
this ministry. This is an on-going ministry that can effect every board and agency of this 
Conference. 

A Pilot Hearing of resources and ideas was held at Clark Street GMC in Rocky Mount 
that brought together all 12 districts. We heard stories of changed lives as well as stories 
of those who still need help. State, local, and conference materials and resources were 
shared. Each of the 12 districts were commissioned to hold their own District Hearing to 
highlight their specific needs and resources to meet those needs. Many districts held 
hearings in the Spring while others are holding hearings in the Fall. 

A resource page has been started entitled: "Our Response: The North Carolina 
Conference Response to the Bishops' Initiative," which is featured in the monthly 
publication of Connectinqs. 

We have received a $10,000 planning grant from the Duke Endowment to develop 
a vision and a specific plan of action for children and poverty. We have hired "The 
Institute" at Mars Hill College to be consultant as a coalition is formed of the NC 
Conference, WMC Conference, Methodist Home for Children, Communities in Schools, 
and other denominations. This is a great step for our ministry. 

In accordance with the Bishops' Initiative vision, the Commission of Education is 
developing and sponsoring a Fall workshop entitled: "Creating Caring Communities: 
Churches Responding Faithfully to Welfare Reform." We are working with the JUBILEE 
office of the NC Council of Churches to make this a theological and practical response 
to the issue of welfare reform. This workshop will be held in four different locations within 
the boundaries of our Conference and will also be an inter-faith collaboration. 

Many more commissions, boards, and agencies continue to move forward with this 
vision. We are excited about our involvement and commitment and are trying to think 
outside of the box so that we can be in effective ministry with children and the 
impoverished. Many thanks to all of you who work so diligently in response to God's call 
to this ministry. 

At Annual Conference, every church will be invited to become "A Church for All 
God's Children." Churches returning completed checklists by April 15, 1999, will be 
recognized and celebrated at the 1999 Annual Conference. 

Paula and Tom Dille, Chairpersons 

1997 COMPENSATION OF CLERGY IN EXTENSION MINISTRIES 

The 1996 Discipline, U625, states: "Every clergy member of the Annual Conference 
appointed beyond the local church shall furnish annually to the conference secretary, at such 
time as the secretary shall direct, a statement of his/her total compensation (including base 
compensation, travel, automobile, housing, and other expenses allowed and paid) for the 
year then ending, and said compensation of all clergy appointed beyond the local church 
shall be published in the journal of the Annual Conference. When this information is not 
furnished, the appointment of the clergyperson shall be subject to review by the resident 
bishop and the Cabinet." 

# Indicates salary not reported. 

Name Salary Housing . . . Utilities Travel Other 

Aaron, Charles L, Jr 26,860 Provided 3,175 

Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. ... 23,919 14,400 

Best, Nancy R 31,609 

Braswell, Kermit L 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Brown, Philip S 90,000 

Brown, Wesley F # 

Byers, Leonard C. II # 

Byrd, Douglas L 64,659 15,000 Voucher 

Campbell, Dennis M # 

Chandler, Daniel R # 

Chandler, George P 39,219 6,000 

Cherry, Corbin L # 

Christian, Robert 46,500 

Compton, Stephen C. ... 48,548 Provided .... 2,800 Voucher 

Cottingham, John G # 

Cox, Richard L # 

Cummings, Jimmy F. ... 36,200 Provided .... 2,800 Voucher 

Cyr, Ronald D 36,042 

Danek, Thomas A # 



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Name Salary Housing . . . Utilities Travel Other 

Daniel, David E 125,000 

Davis, H. Charles # 

Dickens, Jan J # 

Dickens, J. Van III 34,548 Provided 

Earnhardt, Daniel T # 

Farmer, John A 39,860 Provided All Auto 

Felton, Gayle C 18,000 

Forringer, Julie B # 

Franklin, K. Mike 51,455 9,687 1,850 

Gales, Alvester I # 

Gonia, Rachel R 20,000 

Grissom, David R 55,965 Provided All Voucher 

Gum, Donald F 51,000 20,000 

Hadley, J. Milton Jr # 

Hale, Michael L 36,687 13,600 

Hamm, Rodney G 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Hayes, Carol D 45,000 

Hendricks, M. Elton # 

Herring, Charles M # 

Hicks, Phillis K 31,178 12,720 

Hillman, Randy A 39,889 

Hinnant, H. Mallie 30,382 

Hudson, Pamela Jo 27,040 Voucher 

Huggins, H. Sidney III ... 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Hunter, Jack L 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Jackson, Richard C # 

Jenkins, David 33,250 8,500 

Johnson, C. Reginald # 

Johnson, Paul J. Ill 22,000 18,000 

Joyner, F. Belton Jr 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Kasper, J. Mark # 

Lawrence, William B 60,000 

Lee, James C 64,659 Provided AH Voucher 

Lewis, Jerry D 45,477 Provided Ins. 

Loftis, Thomas E 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Loyd, Roger L # 

Mangum, Robert L 35,191 9,818 4,918 6,695 

Mann, W. Joseph # 

Marsicano, Leslie M 52,184 

McQuade, J. Stanley .... 88,000 

Merchant, Michele R # 

Morgan, Deborah 32,250 

Murphy, Miles Jr 66,000 

Nagel, Donald C # 

Norton, Mary Jane # 

Oldham, Kirk B 35,000 

Ormond, John K. Jr # 

Pace, James H 54,000 300 

Parrish, Carrie W 28,700 8,800 

Peterson, F. Gerald 39,400 13,600 3,000 1,200 

Ponder, Reginald W 95,120 18,000 Voucher 

Porter, Ernest R 41,000 12,000 14,000 . . . Voucher 

Potter, Benjamin F. Jr. . .* 57,052 

Presnell, William M 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Price, Barbara H 36,500 Cont.Ed.1,600 

Purcell, Joan 29,556 

Rawlings, James A. Jr. ... 53,250 1,500 

Richey, Russell E # 

Rouse, Ben C 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Safley, Michael W 66,000 10,000 All Auto Ins. 

Sasser, L Alan 56,000 

Scanlan, Carla J 33,000 3,000 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. 53,000 

Sharpe, William G. IV 42,900 8,500 1,140 

Shuler, Albert 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Smith, Adolph C 32,349 1,850 

Smith, A. Clay 46,500 8,000 

Smith, J. Thomas 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Smith, Neil E 26,000 

Stafford, Sidney E 26,000 6,000 200 

Stanfield, E. Douglas 35,953 17,624 20,000 1,850 



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Name Salary Housing . . . Utilities Travel Other 

Stanley, Bruce E 42,985 Provided .... 2,800 Voucher 

Steinmetz, David C # 

Stevens, Ruth Harper .... 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Stokes, John L III 59,626 Auto 

Thompson, Leo C # 

Trum, Mary Smith # 

Waggoner, James M 45,456 Auto 

Ward, Hope Morgan 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

Warren, James I. Jr 36,000 20,500 

Weaver, Walter P # 

Webb-Bowden, Julia .... 30,000 Voucher 

Willingham, Malcolm C # 

Wilson, A. J. Ill # 

Wynn, Samuel 64,659 Provided All Voucher 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES REPORTS 

ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COMMISSION ON 

The spring meeting of the Commission was held on Saturday, April 19, 1997 at the 
Soapstone UMC in Raleigh. We joined with the NC Conference Historical Society for the 
morning session. President Denny Wise gave the devotion reading from Asbury's journal 
about his last trip through NC when he passed very near the site of the Soapstone Church. 
The program presented by Sally Cable and Marie Chatham was informative and delightful. 
Mrs. Vivian P. Mitchell, as interim editor of Saddlebags, shared these insights: "Founded in 
1837 on a camp meeting site, the church served the 'Soapstone Community' for over a 
century. Declining membership resulted in closing the church in the 1940s, but it was 
reopened in 1951 and served by Duke students. By 1980 that section of Wake County 
experienced a growth spurt. In order to serve the people better, the NC Conference 
designated Soapstone as a new church development site and relocated the church to the 
intersection of Norwood and Old Creedmoor Roads. In 1986, a full time pastor, Hope 
Morgan Ward, was appointed." The CIMY served lunch to our group to raise funds for their 
mission trip. We appreciate Mrs. Mitchell serving as interim editor for the spring issue. 

Mrs. Ann Veazey Davis of Zebulon was elected editor of Saddlebags effective with the 
fall 1997 issue, following the resignation of Reverend Franklin C. Grill. Her address is POBox 
353, Zebulon, NC 27597-0353. Mrs. Davis would be glad to have items of interest sent to 
her for our newsletter. Membership dues for the Society are: Students, $3; Regular, $7; 
Patrons, $10; Contributing, $25; and Life Member, one-time payment of $100. Send your 
check to John C. Mitchell, Sec.-Treas., 622 Wimbleton Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609. 
Membership includes the newsletter, Saddlebags, published bi-annually. 

The fall meeting was on October 31, 1997 at the Holiday Inn in Lumberton. We 
completed the business session and shared in a training session reviewing the Guidelines 
for Managing Records of the Local Church and the Annual Conference, the Manual for 
Annual Conference Commissions on Archives and History 1997-2000, and the Guidelines 
- Caring for your Church's Heritage, Church Historian 1997-2000. We viewed the video 
"Ministry and Memory" produced by the General Commission, which may be ordered by 
calling 1-800-251-4091. We concluded our meeting the next morning and traveled to 
Pembroke First GMC in Pembroke to attend the NC Conference Historical Society meeting. 
President Denny Wise gave the devotion and we elected the next president of the Society, 
the Reverend James W. Caviness, Jr. The history of the church was presented by the 
Reverend Ray Brooks, Dollie Lowry, Carrie M. Dial, and Ruby B. Locklear. The Reverend D. 
F. Lowry founded the church in 1918. We are thankful to share in the celebration of God's 
grace that enabled the establishment of this place of worship. 

To help those who are interested in and who enjoy the Internet, our website is 
http://nccumc.orq/ministrv/ncchs/ncchs.htm . We rejoice with NC Methodists in the ministry 
of historical preservation and for the privilege of supporting and encouraging them in 
sharing our heritage. 

W. Arthur Warren, Jr., Chairperson 

CHRISTIAN UNITY AND INTERREUGIOGS CONCERNS, 
COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Christian Unity seeks to give witness to the unity in Christ which 
is a gift of the Holy Spirit to all Christians. This year our priorities have continued in several 
areas: \) continuing dialogue with other denominational bodies, 2) exploring new areas 
for discussions of Christian Unity and 3) recognizing significant ecumenical endeavors 



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on the local level. 

We have continued our semi-annual meetings with the Roman Catholic Commission 
on Christian Gnity with a joint meeting, including Taize worship, in the fall of 1997. In the 
spring of 1998 we met together with Bishops Edwards and Gossman, who presented recent 
pastoral documents related to children and the impoverished. Last year members of this 
commission were our guests at our Annual Conference Ordination Service; they will also 
be invited guests again this year. Our Commission members were invited guests at the 
Chrism Mass again this year, which is held the Tuesday of Holy Week and where 
representatives of each Catholic parish come to receive holy oil, or chrism, for the parish's 
use in the coming year. 

Several Commission members also serve on the statewide Episcopal-United Methodist 
Dialogue, which is the only statewide event of its kind. Episcopalian members of this 
dialogue group will also be our invited guests for ordination this year. Commission members 
also have participated in the Morth Carolina Council of Churches House of Delegates, a 
COCG presentation by Rev. Daniel Hanby, executive director of COCG, and the National 
Workshop on Christian Gnity. We continue to explore possibilities for a Pan-Methodist 
dialogue with episcopal leadership from AME, AMEZ, CME, and (JMC denominations. 

Another aspect of Christian unity that we are beginning to explore is the presence of 
diversity and unity within our own house. The General Commission sponsored recent 
dialogues on reducing polarity within The C1MC, and our Commission is hopeful to further 
this discussion within our own conference as we explore the extent to which Christian unity 
demands or precludes theological diversity. 

This year we recognized the West Sampson Christian Outreach with our annual Award 
for Christian Gnity. The award is accompanied by a $500 grant to encourage local efforts 
in ecumenical witness, and West Sampson Christian Outreach is particularly noted for its 
efforts in racial and denominational inclusiveness, including purchasing Spanish language 
Bibles, Community Vacation Bible school, and community Holy Week worship with a 
children's choir. We also thank all those who nominated local ecumenical efforts. 

The Commission is particularly thankful for the vision and witness provided by Bishop 
Edwards in his leadership and presence at the National Dialogues on Diversity within The 
GMC, by Rev. Belton Joyner, who leads the Gnited Methodist-Episcopal dialogue and who 
chaired the NC Council of Churches Christian Gnity Committee for the past eight years, and 
by the Rev. Jimmy Cummings, Council Staff representative. 

Claire M. Clyburn, Chairperson 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY, COMMISSION ON 

This year the Conference Commission on Church and Society is struggling with 
poverty in the midst of our Conference. With some of the poorest counties in our state 
located in our Conference, we seek to do ministry with the poor following the example 
of Christ and John Wesley. Just recently we held a workshop titled "Welfare Reform: The 
Local Congregation's Response." This workshop was held in response that many people 
on public assistance will be reaching their limit on assistance, and we sought how local 
churches can be resources for those people to move towards economic independence, 
and how churches can move from offering charity towards advocating justice. 

We continue to be part of other justice ministries, including racial justice and 
healing. We applaud Reconciliation GMC in Durham for crossing over class, ethnic, and 
racial lines to form a new congregation. And we applaud and pray for the North Carolina 
Council of Churches in its fight against institutional racism. We continue to provide start- 
up grants for Habitat for Humanity, and support environmental justice through our 
support of the Land Stewardship Council. And we continue to seek those who dare to be 
prophetic in our midst through the Jack and Kay Crum Award for Prophetic Ministry. 

We hope that in this time of changes in our connection that the Gnited Methodist 
tradition of a strong social witness is not forgotten. In Christ's name we respectfully 
submit our report. Grace and peace. 

Henry Jarrett, Chairperson 

COMMUNICATIONS, COMMISSION ON 

The Scriptures call all Christians to spread the Gospel message. Your Communications 
Commission is at work each day helping you fulfill your calling. There are three people at 
the Gnited Methodist Building to help. Bill Norton is the Associate Director of 
Communication and coordinates the work of the commission. LeeAnne Thornton is 
Administrative Assistant to Bill and Laura Bailey is the Media Center Director. 

These people help communicate conference ministry. News releases, photos, stories 
and articles about conference, state and world events are issued from this office. Each 
month Connectings is sent to each pastor and certain local church leaders. With this 



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monthly coordinated mailing church leaders receive fliers, brochures, registration forms and 
other current materials for church life and work. 

Each year the commission publishes and distributes 45000 copies of the Mission and 
Service Commitments budget paper. This piece is used to interpret the work and mission 
of our Annual Conference and the general church. With the budget details outlined in this 
paper local church leaders are able to interpret the common connection and ministry we 
all have as United Methodists. The commission also produced an interpreting video 
featuring Bishop Marion Edwards discussing selected conference ministries. This eight 
minute video was provided to each pastor for use in local churches 

Laura Bailey is the Media Center Director. The Media Center houses an extensive 
collection of over 1000 Christian audio visual aids and lesson materials. There are over 200 
local churches members of the Media Center. They may borrow from this library for a cost 
of return postage. Is your church a member? Call 1.800.849.4433 and ask for Laura Bailey. 
She will assist you in planning your church calendar. 

Each year, more and more people learn to use the World Wide Web. Well, 
www.nccumc.org is your web site. Log on to get information about conference ministries, 
up to date appointment information, news releases and photos, a message from the Bishop 
and links to other church related web sites. The commission and the Office of Information 
Systems installed a new, powerful Email server this year. With this new computer we will 
provide Email addresses to pastors and other leaders in the conference. Local churches can 
nave their own home pages on this site. Bill Norton is Web Administrator and Robbie 
Pollock is our new Web Master. Take time to log on to nccumc.org. 

If you have any questions or comments to help us better serve you, give us a call. 

George D. Speake, Chairperson 

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Congregational Development continues to embrace the scope of 
work placed before us by the Annual Conference. The Into the 21st Century Report 
affirmed the need to start a number of new congregations each year to equal 1% of the 
total charges in the Conference. That translates to the challenging goal of six new 
congregations per year! 

In 1997, five new congregations were started. They are: All God's Children CIMC in 
Aulander; Reconciliation CIMC in Durham; New Life GMC in Cary; Christ Community CIMC 
in Clayton, and Durham Urban Hispanic GMC in Durham. All five churches are guided by 
committed pastors who are seeing the Holy Spirit bless their ministries in extraordinary 
ways! 

The work of Congregational Development is divided into three major categories: I. New 
Church, II. Redevelopment, and III. Churches of Small Membership. 
I. New Church 

A. Leadership - The first priority in successfully starting a new congregation is the 
appointment of a pastor who possesses the skills, experiences, and call that are 
needed for this unique and demanding ministry. 

1. A search has been undertaken to discover pastors who would wish to be 
considered for such an appointment. A number of pastors are currently 
enrolled in a new church leadership identification group. 

2. Several pastors from our Conference attended the Duke National Institute for 
New Church Development in the summer of 1997, and will continue through 
the second phase of the Institute in the fall of 1998. The idea is to develop 
a cadre of pastors who are willing and trained, from which appointments to 
new congregational development could be made. 

B. Location - A number of communities and locales across the Conference are being 
identified as likely sites for new churches. 

1. The Percept Program continues to provide demographic profiles of the 
locales around the Conference that show sufficient numbers of under-served, 
unchurched people that would require a new church mission. 

2. Five locations were recommended to the Bishop and Cabinet as offering 
excellent opportunities to reach unchurched persons for Christ in 1998. 
Extensive study has illustrated the viability of these locations. A number of 
other locations in the Conference are on a priority list and studies are being 
carried out in these areas. 

C. Funding 

1. The Emerging Church Salary Support Fund is currently providing partial 
compensation for the pastors of new congregations. 

2. Ten Dollar Club members were again invited to purchase multiple shares at 
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3. The Commission on Congregational Development is proposing the 
establishment of the John Wesley Endowment for Mew Church Development 
in Low Income Communities. The purpose is to provide start-up, 
promotional, and sustaining funds for new churches established in low 
income communities within the bounds of the NC Conference. The goal of 
the Endowment is to raise the equivalent of $5 per church member, for a 
total of approximately $1,100,000 by the 2000 Annual Conference session. 
D. Redevelopment 

A. On average, about 100 churches are assisted each year by the Office of 
Congregational Development with workshops, consultations, and small grants. 

B. In 1997 - 1998, eight urban Wilmington churches are engaged in a pilot "Re- 
Visioning" project aimed at clarifying their future roles and missions in the 
community. 

DI. Churches of Small Membership 

A. The Office of Congregational Development assists small membership churches 
and cooperative parish ministries each year. 

B. Three additional members have been added to the Commission who have 
experience and expertise in the area of assisting Churches of Small Membership. 
They are: Reverend Jeff Arthurs; Dr. William Lawrence; Ms. Julie Hilton Steele. 

In March of 1997, the Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting discussed and 
affirmed the concept of realigning the Office of Congregational Development from the 
Conference Council on Ministries, to relate directly to the Bishop and Cabinet. We support 
the CCOM in its proposal of the same. It is believed that this change will be beneficial to 
the Bishop and Cabinet in their work of establishing new congregations and assisting those 
with redevelopment needs as stated in The Book of Discipline, H 263. 

The work of the Commission on Congregational Development is to support 
communities of faith across our Conference whose core commitment is to welcome new 
persons into the Church of Jesus Christ and equip them to become mature disciples. We 
are grateful to participate in this sacred ministry. 

To advance the work of Congregational development, the following recommendations 
for Conference Policy are made: 

1. The minimum number of full members required for the initiation of a Constituting 
Conference (If 263) and organization of a local OM church in The NC Conference 
shall be one hundred and one (101) persons. 

2. When a first site for a new church is proposed to be purchased, a report of 
concurrence or nonconcurrence is to be presented prior to its approval to the District 
Board of Church Location and Building for the district in which the site is located 
from the Site Selection Committee of the Commission on Congregational 
Development. The Site Selection Committee shall consist of the director of the Office 
of Congregational Development and two members of the Commission on 
Congregational Development appointed by the chairperson of the Commission. The 
report of the committee is to be advisory and non-binding upon the District Board 
of Church Location and Building. 

3. Each district of The NC Conference is encouraged to have a Board of Church 
Extension whose purpose shall be to provide partial or full funding for the purchase 
of land and/or facilities for emerging or prospective new churches within the district. 
If incorporated, the Board may purchase sites and/or facilities for new church 
development and may obtain loans for that purpose, in keeping with all provisions 
and requirements of The Book of Discipline of The UMC fulfilled. 

If incorporated, the Board may accept gifts of land and buildings. Sites and facilities 
purchased or donated for the purpose of establishing a meeting place for a new 
church shall be approved by the District Board of Church Location and Building in 
which the site is located which shall first receive an advisory report of concurrence or 
nonconcurrence from the Site Selection Committee of the Commission on 
Congregational Development. 

David E. Brownlee, Chairperson 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND MERCY MINISTRIES, COMMITTEE ON 

First, a new title for our previously named "Prison Ministry and Prison Reform 
Committee." The 1997 General Conference continued its emphasis and support for this 
area of ministry. With that came a recommendation that all Annual Conferences use 
"Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries" as the title for this ministry, thus the new name. 

Our committee has sought this year to continue to fulfill and help our Annual 
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on by a serious reading of The New Testament and an awareness of the precedent set 
by John and Charles Wesley at Newgate Prison, we have continued our efforts. 

As in years past, we have used a part of our limited financial resources to offer 
support and encouragement to a number of Criminal Justice ministries within our Annual 
Conference. These include Yokefellow Prison Ministry of NC, Kairos Prison Ministry of NC, 
MATCH, the Angel Tree Project of Prison Fellowship as well as a grant to support jail 
ministry. Through these grants, we have sought to strengthen "hands-on" ministry to 
those incarcerated in our local prisons and jails. 

Conscious of the fact that the Bible contains the spiritual resources so many people 
in prison need to experience a change in attitude and actions, your CJAMM Committee, 
within the year, has taken steps to encourage the offering of Disciple Bible Study within 
our prisons. A one-day workshop, held within the year, sought to lay the foundation for 
the offering of these widely acclaimed studies for those behind bars and fences. 

Finally, in an effort to move closer to our various congregations and the potential 
for ministry offered by prisons and jails in our various districts, we are challenging each 
district to develop a CJAMM committee to help explore, develop, encourage, and 
resource prison and jail ministries within their districts. Assistance for districts and local 
congregations can be obtained by calling The Methodist Building and asking the 
assistance of Ms. Linda Harris or Dr. Jimmy Cummings. 

Through it all your CJAMM Committee seeks to be faithful to the challenge of the 
writer of Hebrews, who bids us to "remember those in prison as though in prison with 
them." 

Pat Ford, Chairperson 

DISASTER RESPONSE COMMITTEE 

Picking up the pieces and rebuilding people's lives has been the main goal of the 
Disaster Response Committee this year. It has been a challenging year as we worked to 
clean up and rebuild the homes from Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. Volunteer Work teams 
of youth and adults came from across our nation to help us rebuild. In January, we closed 
down our last Disaster office in the Wilmington area. We know that the work is not 
completed, but there are others who will come and help. 

This has been a year for rebuilding our Disaster Committee. In June, there was a 
major turn over of the committee members and much of the year was spent on training 
new committee members in Disaster Preparedness and Response. Training sessions were 
held in Kenansville and Farmville. The committee presented to the Bishop and Cabinet a 
newly designed Disaster Plan for our Conference. The Committee is setting up training 
events for the new Disaster Coordinators in local churches. 

Part of the new plan called for District Disaster Teams to prepare districts for disasters 
and to lead districts during disasters. Another support that developed this year is the 
Counter Team, who will work with UMCOR in disasters. Through GMCOR, the DRC has 
developed a ministry team with Children in collaboration with the Methodist Home for 
Children Family life services. The Committee works through UM Volunteers in Missions and 
the United Methodist Men to develop work teams who will be prepared to respond to 
disaster in our Conference and other conferences. The teams came to us, and we need to 
develop teams to send to them. 

The committee is now on a computer line daily with the NC Department of 
Emergency Management, The American Red Cross, The UM Committee on Relief, and 
National Volunteer Agencies on Disasters. In return for all the information that is received, 
reports of small Disasters within the Districts are sent to District Disaster Coordinators and 
District Superintendents. Info on major disasters across the US, are forwarded to the 
Conference Offices so that the Conference Staff dealing with Missions, Volunteer Work 
Teams, and others agencies can have the most updated information. The Committee 
encourages that all churches make use of this information and not just plan to respond to 
a disaster on their own. 

The committee encourages all churches throughout the year to take up a special 
offering for Disaster Response. This year we have seen snow and ice in the North East, rains 
and mud slides in California, tornados and rains in Florida, snows in the Western 
Conference and rains and floods in Eastern NC. Many of our farmers are having a disaster 
with their crops because of the rains. Your committee wants to be there to respond. 

The Committee wishes to thank all of the people who helped us respond to Bertha 
and Fran over the last two years. It shows that the people of NC will rally to help rebuild. 
With the help, prayers and support of many persons, we hope to be ready you serve our 
Conference in any time of disaster response. 

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EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON 

Spanning a kaleidoscope of spiritual needs from birth through all of life's passages, 
Christian nurturing for our NC Conference has included interactive instructive models of 
workshops, as well as, consultants for one-on-one consultation with local churches. 
Highlights of diverse ministries include: 

• Successful initial professional training event for child care workers. 

• Future retreat planned for directors of child care ministries. 

• Increased local church involvement with preschool, before/after care and day care. 

• Bishops' "Children's Initiative" class addition for January Workshops. 

• Increased participation in NCC youth council sponsored ministries. 

• Modeling forthcoming welfare reform workshop in four locations. 

• Older Adult Ministries including day apart, "Academy for Older Adult Ministries;" and 
collaboration with Duke Divinity School curriculum planners. 

• Responsive District Directors of Christian Education involved with providing direct 
local church resourcing in curriculum development/interpretation, equipping for 
faith formers, enabling goal setting and exploration of ministries to meet needs. 

• Clusters of Christian educators networking to provide district-wide resourcing. 

• Collaboration with community leaders exploring responsive models of ministries for 
local church members and networking resources to meet the needs identified in the 
Bishops' Initiative. 

As we bound into the future, we rejoice that we have been entrusted with vision and 
resources to meet a variety of emerging needs within congregational life and beyond our 
four walls into the shadows of our churches. The commission seeks to provide models 
for Christian discipleship to equip and resource our local church leadership while 
providing guidance for professional development of those involved in transforming 
ministries within our Annual Conference. 

Elaine A. Lilliston, Chairperson 

ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH CONCERNS, COMMITTEE ON 

Our first step in dealing with the Comprehensive Plan and its Mission Statement has 
been that one of writing the theological and biblical affirmations and offer these in a 
document that can be used by all the churches in the NC Conference as an affirmation of 
faith. These theological and biblical affirmations will strengthen the idea that the Church is 
One in Him who is the Head. 

The following step was to go through the Key Elements in the Comprehensive Plan. 

One of the recommendations is that an assessment of Inclusiveness should be carried 
out in the NC Conference. Nevertheless, we love to observe that both race and 
demographics play important roles in this assessment. 

Another question we bring before the NC Conference is if all the districts within the 
Conference are moving toward Inclusiveness. 

Further, research indicates there is a shift/move among the five Ethnic Groups (Asian, 
African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander) represented in the NC 
Conference during the years 1996-1997 conference reporting. 

Compared to the past history of the NC Conference, the year 2000 should experience 
a greatest shift/move, especially for the five groups listed above. 

A document was produced and distributed to the Bishop, Cabinet, and members of 
the ELCC Committee indicating the need for keener awareness by both clergy and lay 
Persons regarding inclusiveness within the Conference. Four of the districts show an 
increase compared to eight districts with a loss. Why? Indicators which should be 
considered are Race, Identity, Social, Economics, shift from rural or urban communities, 
and other factors. How can these needs be met? Do we see the NC Conference prepping 
itself to meet all these needs? If so, how? Who is visible? 

One other very particular issue was raised during this year: the growth of the Hispanic 
Population to almost 25% by the end of this century while the African-American population 
will be that of 1 7%. We approve very strongly the work of the Hispanic Task Force and we 
feel the need for the NC Conference to act prophetic in this regard. 

A discussion has been given looking into the composition of at best four of our 
committees: Religion and Race, Ethnic Local Church Concerns, Status and Role of Women, 
and Native American Ministries. An interagency Strategy Planning Session was held and the 
recommendation is that these groups should come together under one umbrella - less 
people, less meetings, avoid overlapping, but keeping their own identity and functions. The 
Committee could be very well named Advocacy Outreach and Justice. 

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biblical and theological thinking. We highly recommend the members of the NC Conference 
to read the following: Jesus Weeps by Recinos; CIS Hispanic/ Latino Theology: Context and 
Challenge-several authors; Workshop Materials for Small Membership Churches Forging 
Creative Leadership for the Future; Resources and Contacts for Ethnic Local Church 
Concerns, Strengthening The Black Church Toward the Year 2000; The Native American 
Comprehensive Plan; The Hispanic Compre-hensive Plan and The Korean Church. 

Our deep gratitude to God our Creator, to Bishop Marion Edwards, to the Reverend 
Ruth Harper Stevens who has been with us in all our works as well as to Dr. Jimmy 
Cummings, staff member, whose inputs have helped us to come all this way. 

Luis F. Reinoso, Chairperson 

EVANGELISM, COMMISSION ON 

For the conference year 1997-98, the Commission on Evangelism submits this 
report. Because we take seriously the command given by Jesus Christ to "Go ye, 
therefore and make disciples," we consider it our most compelling mandate to use the 
human and material resources available to us to share the Good Mews message of Christ. 

The Commission on Evangelism congratulates all the churches who have worked 
so diligently in this area. Once again the NC Conference has experienced an increase in 
membership. This year we had a net increase of 887. We give God the glory for the 
blessing of our endeavors. 

The Commission is proud to have recognized and presented an Evangelism award 
to the Outstanding Church of the District in each of the 12 districts. We appreciate the 
assistance of all the District Directors and District Superintendents in identifying the 
recipients. The Evangelism award for the Outstanding Church of the Conference will be 
presented at Annual Conference. 

Training in the area of Evangelism at the district and local church level continues 
to be a high priority of the Commission. Evangelism teams have been trained by 
members of the General Board of Evangelism to offer workshops on a variety of topics. 
These topics include faith sharing, assimilating new members, evangelism in the small 
church, and several others. The training is offered at no expense to the local church. The 
workshops may be scheduled by contacting Bruce Stanley in the Conference Office of 
Evangelism. 

Eleven people were representatives of the NC Conference at the Congress on 
Evangelism in Kansas City Missouri in January 1998. 

The Commission on Evangelism was pleased to give financial assistance to the New 
Bern District to start a Hispanic Service at Trinity GMC in Jacksonville. 

We, the members of the Commission on Evangelism, pledge ourselves to assist any 
church in its efforts to reach the unchurched. 

Ecwood C. (Eckie) Lancaster, Chairperson 

HEALTH AND HCIMAN SERVICES, COMMISSION ON 

At the visitor entrance of a Raleigh hospital there stands a beautiful, sensitive, life-size 
statue of Jesus. Robed, flowing hair, bearded, eyes full of compassion, our Lord's open 
hands are outstretched in an act of healing. This sculpture of "Jesus the Healer," is 
appropriate for a center of care giving and healing. Yet, it is an appropriate symbol for one 
of the most significant ministries of the church today, the ministry of healing. For as those 
through whom Jesus would continue his ministry today, like our Lord, we are called upon 
to "proclaim liberty to the captives and the recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the 
oppressed and to announce that the time has come when the Lord will save his people" 
(Luke 4:19-20). 

It is this biblical mandate which provides both the rationale and impetus for the health 
and human service ministries of our NC Conference. We as a Commission believe that 
physical and spiritual health are interconnected and cannot be separated. God has created 
us to be physical and spiritual beings. The ministry of the church is to the entire person 
body and spirit. Ours is a ministry of holistic health. 

Under the outstanding leadership of Dr. Reginald Ponder, his staff and the Board of 
Trustees, The Methodist Retirement Home has experienced a year of "significant struggle." 
In addition to Personnel changes within the top levels of administration, significant progress 
has been made at all facilities. The Commission is especially grateful for the positive 
progress on the Croasdaile Village project. With the issuance of bonds, marketing, the 
completion of architectural plans and the signing of a contract with Can-Do Construction 
the anticipation is that work on the project will be resumed in early 1998. Facilities at 
Cypress Glen and Quail Village are also undergoing positive transitions. 



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As Ponder's reports note, the corporate finances are sound and the settlement of a 
protracted law suit will now allow the Board to focus on the primary mission of the Home. 
In this regard, it is especially significant that the Home is now in the process of negotiating 
a memorandum of understanding to become affiliated with Duke University Health Services. 
This is a far-reaching and creative step to ensure the strengthening and continuing ministry 
of the UMRH for the next century. The Commission is deeply appreciative of the tireless and 
visionary leadership of Dr. Ponder. 

With the retirement of Dr. Rufus Stark, The Methodist Home for Children, is now 
under the leadership of Reverend Michael Safley. Early in his tenure, the Board of Directors 
and Staff went on a retreat to cast a vision of ministry for the 21st century. The new 
mission statement focuses on an holistic building up of the strengths and affirming the 
worth of children, youth and families. Safley's report includes a setting forth of additional 
enhancements envisioned for this ministry. These include an emphasis on prevention 
services designed to help reduce the growing numbers of children, youth and families that 
are hurting; a continued regionalization of services and a comprehensive client 
care/response system. For UM churches, one of the most exciting and innovative services 
of the MHC is the readiness to serve as a consultant for congregations interested in starting 
day care centers. The Commission and Directors already appreciate the energy and vision 
Safley has brought to our ministries for children and their families. 

Another exciting ministry under the Commission is the Asbury Homes. Gnder the 
leadership of Tom Walden and its Board of Directors, this ministry for the mentally 
handicapped presently operates a home for five adults at Tabor City called Goremont now 
managed by Lisa Hayes and her staff. Although the Asbury Homes does not receive direct 
funding from either the NC Conference or through Advance specials, the Commission 
adopted a resolution that the 1999 budget include a $4000 funding. There are 
approximately 200,000 handicapped persons of all ages in our state. With the Asbury 
Homes, the Commission shares the vision that as CIMs we should broaden and grow this 
important ministry. 

Many congregations are beginning to realize the pastoral value of the Parish Nurse 
Ministries. We applaud the vision and leadership of Sue Kirkluk, R.N. for guiding this 
ministry. Currently the following local churches have parish nurse ministries in place. These 
are Zebulon; University, Chapel Hill; Union Grove, Hillsborough; Pine Valley, Wilmington; 
and Fuquay Varina. A workshop for other interested churches is planned this fall. 

The Duke Chaplaincy under the direction of the Reverend Jim Rawlings Jr. provides 
pastoral care for UM patients at Duke Medical Center. A new ministry development, 
"Partners in Caring," seeks to provide ministerial support and resources for individuals living 
with AIDS and their families. Funded by the Duke Endowment, the ministry is working with 
churches in several Eastern counties as they seek to develop such a fundamental ministry 
of Christian compassion and concern. 

The Commission continues to be grateful to the Reverend Richard C. Vaughan who 
heads up the Golden Cross Ministry. Golden Cross seeks to help laity having difficulty in 
facing excessive medical expenses by providing appropriate financial grants. During the past 
year, 22 families from 10 districts were helped with total grants amounting to just under 
$20,000. Starting 1/1/98, maximum yearly assistance grants will be increased to $2,000. 

The Commission continues to encourage congregations to celebrate Disability 
Awareness Sunday. As in pervious years, congregations have received a special mailing that 
includes an appropriate worship resource as well as awareness information. Many 
congregations have become more aware of the need to provide handicap access as well as 
a sensitivity to those who are visually and aurally impaired. As at previous Annual 
Conferences, the Commission will again sponsor the popular health screening service. 

We are grateful for the support and assistance of Hope Morgan Ward and Linda 
Harris of the Conference staff. We also wish our previous chair, Rick Hanse, godspeed as 
he takes an appointment with the MY Conference. His depth of spirituality, compassion and 
vision for the ministry of healing will be sorely missed. The new chair is also profoundly 
grateful to all on the Commission for their continuing passion for this fundamental ministry. 

Brian G. Gentle, Chairperson 
The Asbury Homes, Inc. 

The Asbury Homes, Inc., operates a home for five mentally handicapped adults at 
Tabor City, NC. The home, called Goremont, is leased from the Methodist Retirement 
Homes. This five-bedroom facility offers residential living in a Christian atmosphere for three 
ladies and two men. 

The manager of the home, Lisa Hayes, and her staff supervise the activities of the 
residents. Lisa is doing a great job as manager of the home. The residents are involved in 
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This home received no money from the conference or through Advanced specials. All 
funding is from the money received from mental health and from donations directly to the 
home by board members and friends. Support from St. Paul UMC in Tabor City has been 
great. A Sunday School class is provided for the residents as well as parties for special 
occasions. 

The state of North Carolina has approximately 200,000 persons of all ages with 
mental retardation. The goal of Asbury Homes is to meet the needs of those adults that 
require residential alternatives. The agency is looking at areas to establish additional homes 
for this population. Funding for homes through governmental agencies is being drastically 
cut and support will fall on the communities and local churches for this financial support. 

Churches and individuals with an interest in assisting this ministry should contact Tom 
Walden at 1-919-554-1284 or Robert Pitzer at SEMAR at 1-800-527-3627. 

Asbury Homes Inc., is grateful for the support and assistance from Dr. Reginald 
Ponder of the Methodist Retirement Homes, and Dr. Robert Pitzer of the Southeastern 
Jurisdictional Agency. SEMAR assists agencies in the jurisdiction in establishing homes such 
as the one Asbury Homes operates. By the end of 1998 there will be about 55 homes with 
a value in buildings and equipment of about 14 million dollars. These homes are located 
throughout the jurisdiction. 

Tom Walden, President 
Golden Cross 

The Golden Cross ministry is one means by which our Conference reaches out in love 
to the laity in our Conference who are experiencing difficulty in meeting the demands of 
excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross we United Methodists care for members 
of our local church families in times of great emotional stress and financial need. 

1997 was another good year for Golden Cross. During 1997, we assisted 22 families 
from 10 of the 12 Districts in our Conference. We had $27,799.00 budgeted for 1997, and 
we "promised" $19,376.11. In fact, for the second time in several years we did not exhaust 
our funds! Therefore, starting January 1, 1998, we have decided to improve the maximum 
yearly assistance to $2,000.00 per family per year. (It was formally $1,000.00) By the way, 
if your church chooses to take a special offering for Golden Cross, please send it to Golden 
Cross, c/o Caroline Buckland, POBox 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605. 

In closing, please remember that as you encounter those in need of financial 
assistance to help meet medical expenses that Golden Cross is a special ministry. 
Encourage them to contact their pastor for additional information and an application form. 
With God's help, and your generosity, we will meet every eligible request with the funds we 
have. In the past, we United Methodists in the NC Annual Conference have been most 
gracious in making these funds available to all United Methodists. 

The church and its members are grateful for your support in times of extreme need. 
God bless you. 

Richard C. Vaughan, Director 
Methodist Home for Children Child & Family Services 

Transition - The twentieth century is rapidly coming to a close. During this century of 
technological advances and rapid change the Methodist Home for Children (MHC) has been 
a valuable partner with The United Methodist Church and government in providing quality, 
relevant care to children, youth and families. 

As we look back over this past year and to the future, we can see how change is an 
integral part of the agency, a part that provides impetus and challenge. In the past year the 
agency underwent a significant transition. Reverend Rufus H. Stark II retired after 14 years as 
President/CEO of the agency. During his distinguished tenure, the agency developed from a 
campus-based group home program in Raleigh to a community-based multi-service agency 
serving the 56-county area comprising the NC Annual Conference of The UMC. The 
magnitude of this growth is evident by the fact that, during this period, the agency's annual 
operating budget grew significantly. An important part of the agency's development has been 
its partnerships with state and local service agencies. Through these partnerships we have 
been able to promote our service ministry and provide a range of needed services to children, 
youth and families. 

During the 1996/97 fiscal year, it was, again, our purpose to have a positive and 
significant impact on our clients and on the communities in which we provide services. The 
outcome stories featured in this report are representative of our success in meeting this goal. 

As we move toward the new century MHC will continue to offer quality care in family 
life counseling, foster care, group homes and juvenile multipurpose homes. Through our 
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PROGRAM SERVICE STATISTICS 

Programs # children # families # clients % clients % clients 

served served discharged discharged discharged w/ 

to family positive service 

placements outcomes 



Bridqes 


18 


10 


5 


100% 


80% 


Int. Family 
Preservation 


209 


87 


83 


98% 




FRP Family 
Preservation 


36 


15 


12 


92% 


100% 


Foster Care 
Services 


174 


36 


65 


62% 




Juvenile Home 
Services 


222 




190 


64% 




Youth Home 
Services 


197 


189 


141 


89% 


97% 



New Mission and Vision Statement - In the course of the Fall '97, the Board of Directors 
and Staff of the Methodist Home for Children met and developed a new Mission and Vision 
Statement that will lead us into the New Century. 

Mission Statement - In Service to God Our Mission is to build upon the social, physical, 
emotional, and spiritual strengths of children, youth, and families and to affirm their worth. 

Our Vision - The MHC moves into its second century of service with a clear 
understanding of its mission and with a resolve to meet the challenges ahead. 

The Methodist Home for Children's Board of Directors, staff, and client families are 
committed to a shared vision of offering quality, accessible services to children, youth, 
families, churches, and communities. Our vision is rooted in a historical commitment to a 
faith that recognizes the worth of individuals, insists on love for our fellow human beings, and 
honors the important role of families. Our vision is guided by a holistic understanding of 
human behavior that draws upon the best research, human talents, and training resources 
available in order to meet the diverse needs of our clients. We are driven by our desire to help 
each child, youth, or family we serve achieve meaningful and sustainable change in their life. 
To nourish this vision, MHC will maximize its human, capital, and financial resources for the 
benefit of the children, youth, families, churches, and communities we serve. 

The MHC sets forth the following enhancements to its already successful program: 

I. Focus attention on the importance of prevention in all of our treatment services and 
collaborative community efforts. MHC will provide resources to support advocacy, education, 
training and treatment in order to help reduce the growing numbers of children, youth, and 
families that are hurting. 

II. Regionalize the administrative and support structures surrounding MHCs delivery of 
services, bringing decision-making authority and resource management closer to the 
communities where services are provided. 

III. Develop a comprehensive client response/client care system to ensure that every 
MHC client receives the care and treatment tnat is most appropriate for their circumstance. 
This system must give MHC significant autonomy in assessing clients and determining 
treatment plans. In addition, the system should provide for comprehensive case management 
(review, oversight, tracking, and after care) for each client. 

IV. Ensure a comprehensive, seamless continuum of services that can be accessed by 
any MHC client. These services should address a broad spectrum of needs for children, youth, 
and families in crisis and should be compatible in association with other MHC services. 
Clients must be able to move between services or access multiple services simultaneously. 
Transition and overlapping use of services must occur without disruption to the client's overall 
care plan. 

V. Through on-going assessment of our outcomes, we will challenge ourselves and our 
partners to focus on what is best for each client, family, and community. We will use this 
assessment as a guide for adjusting services, re-directing resources, and ensuring total quality 
in our program. 

MHC s Board of Directors and staff will continually evaluate its vision, leadership, and 
the impact we are having on the individuals and communities we serve. 

Outcome Stories: 

Youth Homes - Paul's Story - 

Paul was admitted to the youth home after a long history of involvement in the court 
system. On paper, he was considered "unmanageable" by the many adults who had worked 
with him. He had numerous assault charges against him. These instances of physical 
aggression were directed towards peers, his mother, and his two-year-old nephew. Additional 
charges of damage to property, violation of probation, disruptive behavior at school, and 
verbal assault rounded out his file. Admission to the youth home was Paul's only option to 
training school. He was accepted for 90 days with the goal to return to live with his mother. 



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At the time of admission, Paul's mother was fearful of him. Typically when Paul became 
upset over her rules or limits, he would become aggressive towards her. During the three 
months Paul lived at the youth home, the staff worked diligently with the family to teach them 
more positive ways to communicate. Through parent training, Paul's mother learned how to 
set reasonable limits and expectations for Paul. Appropriate consequences were put into place 
that she could enforce and that Paul had input into. During this time, changes in their 
relationship became apparent as well. They laughed and joked more frequently, and 
demonstrated warmth towards each other. They began using words that reflected their love 
and appreciation of each other. 

Paul learned how to establish friendships and treat others with respect. He developed 
problem-solving skills and the ability to talk with others calmly, even when he disagreed with 
them. Paul became a natural leader in the youth home and this carried over into his school 
performance, where he found a new acceptance and realization of success. He received 
numerous calls each night from friends, assisted his teachers with projects, and was able to 
have the opportunity to continue in this school, even after his discharge from the youth 
home, to complete the school year. 

Paul's success continues. He is considered a role model in his community high school 
and has many friends. He is off probation. Paul frequently comes by the youth home to say 
hello and visit with the Teaching-Parents. When he arrives, you can see him striding up the 
walk, laughing with his mother, and carrying his nephew on his shoulders. 

Foster Care - Elizabeth's Story - 

Elizabeth was born into a family where she faced violence and racism every day. She 
found the inner strength and determination to speak out against the violence that was 
commonplace within her household. Subsequently, she and her siblings were removed from 
the home and placed into foster care. 

While in foster care, Elizabeth was faced with another challenge. Although her siblings, 
mother and stepfather are white, she soon learned that the world saw her as black. Her self- 
esteem suffered because she was tossed into a situation that few adults could handle. 
Elizabeth's first out-of-home placement tried diligently to help her fit into their community. 
Their attempts proved futile. Then Elizabeth was placed in a foster home with MHC. 

Elizabeth was fortunate enough to be placed in a home where love, spirituality and 
mutual respect are everyday words. Just like a flower that has suddenly been exposed to 
sunlight, she started to blossom. Through encouragement and acceptance, Elizabeth has 
discovered many things about herself to like. She has remained in the same foster home for 
almost a year. 

Elizabeth is doing well in school and she recently had the opportunity to participate in 
a three year, college-prep summer program that is geared toward students that have shown 
academic potential. In addition to advanced math, language arts and history, Elizabeth 
learned about African American history. As a result of this program, she has gained insight 
into her own identity and will now say proudly that, she is 'the best of both cultures.' 

Armed with a new attitude and a willingness to trust those around her, Elizabeth has 
made some positive choices in her life. She rediscovered the young woman that boldly stood 
up and declared that neither she nor her siblings deserved to live in an abusive and neglectful 
environment. Elizabeth decided to join church and participate in the youth choir. Through her 
work with the choir, she discovered her natural musical talent. Recently she started taking 
piano lessons and hopes to play for her Sunday School in the near future. All of her talents 
nave been nurtured and cultivated by her foster mother who has shown her, by example, that 
respect and acceptance most come from within. 

During the past few months, Elizabeth has emerged as a role model for her foster 
brother and friends, as well as a shining example of what determination, personal awareness 
and love can achieve. 

Child and Family Enrichment Centers - Traditionally, the MHC has responded 
appropriately to the continuing social, political, and economic changes in our society. Today, 
we are being challenged to consider how to improve the quality of care to the 62% of North 
Carolina's children whose mothers work. We believe that all children have a right to develop 
to their maximum abilities and that well-trained and caring teachers are the most important 
components in this development. 

It is with great excitement that plans are underway to develop a Child and Family 
Enrichment Center that will not only provide developmentally appropriate care to 100 
children in the downtown Raleigh working community, but will also address the need for well- 
trained staff throughout Eastern HC. A training component will provide "best practices" 
education through opportunities for observation and laboratory experiences at the Center, as 
well as through training and consultation in (JM Churches throughout the Conference. We 
want to make a difference in the lives of children, and we want to help parents and church 
families make a difference, too! 

Centennial Celebration - The MHC will celebrate one hundred years of service to 
children, youth and families in 1999. A special committee has been appointed by Bryce 



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Younts, Chairman of the Board of Directors to plan activities around the centennial. Methodist 
Home staff members, members of the Board of Directors and prominent church and 
community leaders will serve on this task force. We hope you will choose to participate in the 
planned events. Formal announcements of special events and initiatives will be made this fall 
and winter. As partners in ministry to children and families in crisis we should celebrate our 
accomplishments and visions for the future. 

Special Appreciation - The Board of Directors, staff, children, youth and families of MHC 
want to thank the NC Conference and all of you for your continued love and support as 
together we work diligently to serve children and families and need. 

Michael W. Safley, President 
The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 

Last year was characterized as "the year of significant struggle." It was that! 1997, 
however, may well be termed as the year of transition and transformation for The United 
Methodist Retirement Homes. Many important and far-reaching changes have occurred during 
this past year that have enhanced our ability to serve our residents and the senior adults of 
eastern NC. 

The Board of Trustees has been a source of strength and light as it has guided us 
through the time of struggle and this year of growth and change. Their wisdom and support 
have been an invaluable asset. We are indebted to the support of the NC Conference of The 
CJMC for our ministry. We share with the annual conference a relationship of faith and a 
commitment to serve. 

As I outline the transitions that have taken place within the corporation during the year, 
I start with significant personnel changes. On May 1 George D. Paulson became Vice 
President for Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Paulson comes to CIMRH with 25 
years of experience in the retirement living/long term care field. He has brought vigor and 
vision to nis task. He has a customer-centered orientation, and has assisted the 
Administrators of each of our facilities to grasp this orientation, too. George is a tireless 
worker and is committed to the ministry of The UMRH. 

The second major personnel change took place on September 1 when Hunter W. 
Wagstaff became Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wagstaff came 
to our employ after having served for eleven years as a financial officer for the University of 
NC Hospitals. He has a wide range of experiences in the health care industry, is a CPA, and 
serves on the Healthcare Committee of the NC Association of Certified Public Accountants. 
As with George Paulson, Hunter Wagstaff possesses great energy and skill for his work. As 
a UM layman, he is excited about being a part of the ministry of CIMRH. 

The third major personnel change was the addition of Marvin L. Horton as the Director 
of Development. Marvin has had approximately twenty years experience in the field of Planned 
Giving. He has worked previously with an Episcopal retirement community in California. He 
is committed to the concept or long-term care insurance, and has developed a creative 
program emphasizing long term care insurance in conjunction with planned giving. 

In addition, we have secured the services of three gifted professionals to serve as 
Administrators for three of our facilities. Roger W. Parry became the Administrator of Wesley 
Pines effective March 1 . He succeeded PaulBunn who had provided excellent leadership for 
the facility and brought it to a strong financial position. Mr. Parry has been well accepted and 
has continued the fine management of the facility. He is particularly well liked by the residents 
and the members of the Local Committee. 

Patricia Underwood became the Administrator of the Coble Health Care Center in 
Durham on August 1 . She had served prior to this appointment as the Director of Nursing 
for Coble. Pat has been well accepted by staff, residents, and family members of the 
residents. She has been aggressive in addressing several management issues at the Health 
Care Center. The census has been very strong during Pat's tenure. She has reduced the 
facility's dependence upon agency staff, and she has focused upon strengthening the nursing 
supervisors' management skills. 

Myron Dice became the Administrator at Quail Haven Village on September 15. He 

Sreviously served as an Administrator for facilities in Georgia. He was very active in the 
ieorgia Association of Homes for the Aging. Myron has displayed his outstanding 
management skills in several areas since arriving at Quail Haven. He, too, is viewed very 
favorably by both residents and staff at the facility. I am confident that our leadership is very 
strong as we prepare to move into the next century. 

In addition to these major personnel changes, the year of transition has included 
significant progress on the Croasdaile Village project. On Friday, January 9, the marketing 
team reached the pre-sales goal required by the Medical Care Commission for the issuance 
of bonds. The architectural plans have been completed and a guaranteed maximum price 
contract has been signed with Can-Do Construction Co. It is anticipated that work will resume 
on the project early in 1998. 

Construction on the new 30-unit apartment building for Cypress Glen began in May 
1997 and is scheduled for completion in March of 1998. This construction will complete 



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Phase II of the expansion project for Cypress Glen. V/e had the challenge of marketing these 
units in just a few months. Spectrum Marketing of Gastonia is assisting the marketing staff 
at Cypress Glen with the marketing effort. 

Another major transition has been the movement toward the acquisition of Quail Haven 
Village. All of the parties involved have agreed on the nature and terms of the transfer of the 
ownership to a UMRH-controlled Board of Directors, but the final legal terms have not been 
drafted. Quail Haven Village has made significant progress in occupancy rates during the 
year. In 1998, plans are underway to convert the assisted living (adult care) facility to a skilled 
nursing facility. The Certificate of Need for this conversion has already been awarded. 

The financial reports and audit indicate that the corporation is in a sound financial 
position. There are, however, areas of concern that management is addressing that should 
strengthen our financial position considerably by the end of fiscal year 1 998. The operations 
at the UMRH facilities have shown improvement during this year. Cypress Glen has 
experienced a difficult year with the bringing on line of the new facilities and less than 
projected occupancy. We are anticipating significant progress during 1998. 

A major achievement of 199/ has been the settlement of a lawsuit that attracted 
unfavorable publicity directed at our corporation and one of our facilities. The satisfactory 
resolution of this legal action allows us to focus completely upon our major purpose, which 
is to provide quality care for the residents in our respective facilities. 

A significant amount of time has been devoted to conversations with the Duke University 
Health System over the past four months. These conversations are the result of many years 
of positive relationships between DUHS and CIMRH. There are many issues yet to be 
considered in these discussions in the future. The Boards of Trustees of The UMRH, Inc. and 
Duke University, respectively, have approved a Memorandum of Understanding. 
I sincerely believe that it is in the best interest of UMRH and DUHS to effect an affiliation that 
will strengthen our ability to serve now and into the twenty-first century. 

It is my prayer and my goal to lead our corporation in 1 998 into new and better paths 
of service to our residents in the name of our Servant-Savior, Jesus Christ. 

Reginald W. Ponder, President/CEO 

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY, COMMISSION ON 

Ministries in education have always been an important part of Methodist outreach. This 
year we are especially mindful of this rich heritage as we celebrate the 250th anniversary of 
the establishment of the Kingswood School, the first Methodist educational institution. From 
the earliest days of Methodism, our heritage is steeped in a tradition of close connections 
between the church and its schools, colleges, universities, seminaries, and campus 
ministries. 

Methodist education ministries began in North America in 1784 when members of the 
Christmas Conference, American Methodism's founding event, decided to build a college. 
That early emphasis on education has been maintained through the years, leading our 
denomination to establish more than 1,200 schools, colleges, and universities - of which 
124 remain today. Additionally, we have approximately 700 campus ministers and 
college/university chaplains engaged in ministries on our behalf. 

The NC Annual Conference shares in this historic commitment to ministries in higher 
education. Presently, we are in a supportive relationship with three colleges (Louisburg, 
Methodist, and NC Wesleyan); with the Divinity School at Duke; and with Wesley 
Foundations, and ecumenical campus ministries at various campuses throughout the state. 
The work of United Methodist campus ministry in NC is shared between the two annual 
conferences in the state, through the State Commission on Campus Ministry. 

The Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry is the church's 
representative in the ongoing interaction between the church and its educational ministries. 
We seek to help the institutions claim their uniquely Christian character. Likewise, we work 
to encourage the church to claim these institutions as valid extension ministries and to 
support them at the appropriate level. 

In recent months, the Commission has worked closely with other annual conference 
agencies to provide direction and support to Louisburg College at a critical time in its life. 
When financial support was needed desperately, the Annual Conference made a one-time 
gift to Louisburg College as a Supplemental Appropriation. In the future, the best support 
we can provide to our institutions of higher learning will come in the form of students we 
send their way. 

On behalf of all the campus ministry units in NC, the colleges and the divinity school, 
I express appreciation to the Annual Conference for its support. 

Raegan V. May, Chairperson 
Campus Ministry, State Commission on 

The State Commission on Campus Ministry oversees the work of United Methodist 
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are UM Wesley Foundations; several are organized cooperatively in ecumenical settings. C1M 
campus ministries are located in public, church-related, and private institutions. 

The Commission, comprised of representatives from the MC and WNC Conferences, 
meets twice a year to give guidance to campus ministries across our state. In addition, the 
finance committee meets to recommend the annual budget and the executive committee 
meets as necessary. The total Commission budget is funded through the two conferences, 
with 40% from the MC Conference and 60% from the WNC Conference. The Commission 
budget is used largely for salary support for campus ministers. In the past year, the 
Commission also made grants for capital facility needs at East Carolina, Western Carolina, 
Raleigh, and AST Wesley Foundations. Commission funding is supplemented by local 
boards for local program and ministry. 

A review process has been established to assist local campus ministries in self- 
evaluation and planning for the future. Two campus ministries are reviewed annually. To 
date, a review team has completed the review process at Duke University. 

The Handbook for North Carolina State Commission on Campus Ministry serves as 
a guide to local campus ministry committees, to campus ministers, and to the Commission. 
Vacancies in campus ministry positions at Duke, Winston-Salem, Western Carolina 
University, ONC at Chapel Hill, and East Carolina University led to search processes for new 
campus ministers in each of these settings. The search processes provided occasion for 
better definition of the process by which local boards select campus ministers. 

Impressive and exciting things are happening in campus ministry. Many students are 
participating in local mission and in international and national workteams during school 
Breaks. Students participate in music ministry, tutoring, Bible study, covenant groups, and 
other activities. Many students attend state, regional, national, and ecumenical meetings. 
Campus ministries offer the setting for development of student leaders, exchange of ideas, 
and growth in faith. Campus ministry alumni leave the campus, prepared to serve Christ in 
the world. Many alumni are preparing for ordained ministry and careers of loving service. 

M. Claire Clyburn, Secretary 
Candler School of Theology 

Candler School of Theology continues to value its relationship with church and its 
mission to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church's ministries. Our reputation 
for excellence draws a diverse range of students among the 555 enrolled this past fall. We 
are grateful for our students and for the prayers and support of the churches. 

To fulfill Candler's mission better, the faculty this year has completed a revision of the 
school's program in contextual education, which includes student work in clinical and 
ecclesial settings. This major endeavor, begun on the heels of changes to our foundation 
curriculum, likewise draws on conversation with clergy and laity in the conferences. 
Throughout the curriculum, students are challenged not merely with information, but with 
ways to apply knowledge helpfully in ministry. This revision places the church's life and 
practices at the very center of our curriculum. 

We are committed, when filling faculty positions, to bring only those people whose 
academic excellence is matched by a commitment to preparation for ministry and a passion 
for the church. In the fall of 1997, Elizabeth M. Bounds, associate professor of Christian 
ethics, joined us with insights into global ministries. Jonathan Strom, assistant professor of 
church history, is a Reformation scholar and expert in the role of clergy. Walter T. Wilson, 
assistant professor of New Testament, has helped lead an inner-city ministry. Lyndon 
Reynolds, assistant professor of historical theology, has returned to the Candler faculty and 
remains director of the Aquinas Center of Theology, Emory's center for Catholic studies. 

In addition, Barbara Day Miller has joined Candler as the Susan H. Marcy Assistant 
Dean of Worship and Lecturer in Liturgical Practices, a new position reflecting Candler's 
resolve to shape strong, creative worship leaders. This new position was made possible by 
a generous gift from the Susan H. Marcy Foundation of Winter Park, FL. Dean Miller is a 
deacon in full connection in the N.GA Annual Conference. 

Cynthia S. Meyer, Assistant Dean of Student Programming, brings pastoral and 
campus ministry background to the work of enriching students' education in ways ranging 
from writing assistance to spiritual life retreats. She is an elder in the Kansas East Annual 
Conference. Helen R. Pearson has shifted roles and is now acting director of the Program 
for Women in Theology and Ministry, strengthening that program as its first full-time leader. 
Beth Luton Cook, Director of Church Ministries Education, is guiding continuing education, 
certification studies, and the Course of Study School. She brings a strong record from local 
churches and conference and jurisdictional leadership. She is a deacon in full connection 
in the N.GA Annual Conference. 

Candler's professors speak and teach frequently at churches, other seminaries, and 
conferences both domestic and international. Their service, however, also includes listening 
to what the churches need. While on campus, they can hone those insights using Pitts 
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480,000 volumes, including over 90,000 items in the library's Special Collections. 

In the summer of 1998, Candler will be host of the Hispanic Summer Program, a 
national school aimed at building up leadership among Hispanic Christians. Candler is the 
home of Hispanic Theological Initiative, a separate but related project. 

The bond of school and church remains a great and treasured asset at Candler, for 
we share a life of nurture, outreach, and witness. We ask for your continued prayers, as we 
hold you in our prayers. Be assured that when you provide financial support, individually 
and through the Ministerial Education Fund, your gift is received thankfully. Your support 
gives students excellent preparation for a ministry not crushed by undue debt, but free to 
serve, uplift, and praise. 

R. Kevin LaGree, Dean and Professor of Divinity 
The Divinity School of Duke University 

The Rev. Dr. L Gregory Jones was installed by Duke University President Manned O. 
Keohane on October 3, 1997 as the 11th dean of Duke Divinity School. Dean Jones is a 
graduate of the University of Denver (B.A., M.P.A.) and Duke University (M.Div., Ph.D.), and 
comes to the Divinity School from Loyola College of Baltimore, where he was chair of the 
theology department. In his response to the installation address by Professor David Ford, 
Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge, England, Jones commended the work of his 
predecessors: "I stand on their shoulders, and we are all the beneficiaries of their faithful 
service." Dennis M. Campbell, who was Jones's immediate predecessor, served as dean of 
the Divinity School for 1 5 years, and has accepted the position of headmaster at Woodberry 
Forest School in Madison County, VA. 

Dean Jones has named Willie J. Jennings, assistant professor of theology and black 
church studies, to the position of associate dean for academic programs. Dr. Jennings 
teaches in the areas of systematic theology and black church and cultural studies. The 
Office of Alumni and Development has been reorganized under Associate Dean Wesley F. 
Brown as the Office of External Relations, and now includes the Office of Communciations. 
Sandra Kopp McNutt, who joined the Divinity School as associate director of development 
in 1996, has been named director of development with primary responsibility for the 
emerging campaign. 

During the 1997-98 academic year, the Divinity School enrolled 468 students 
comprised of persons from 30 states and eight foreign countries. Currently, 62 percent of 
the student body is United Methodist, and 38 percent represents 35 other denominations. 
Enrollment includes 358 M.Div., 15 M.C.M., 35 M.T.S., 39 Th.M. 4 M.R.E., and 19 special 
students.Thirty students entered in January. The Divinity School student body is 39 percent 
female, 14 percent ethnic minority, and 4 percent international. The median age of the 
current year's entering, class is 28. 

Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Divinity and Law Stanley Hauerwas has been named to 
the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, for 2000- 
2001. Thomas Langford, provost emeritus, retired in the fall of 1997. The former Divinity 
School dean and William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies, 
Langford had an extraordinary career and unparalled influence as a teacher, scholar and 
administrator. Richard D. Lischer, professor of homiletics, has been named president of the 
Academy of Homiletics. Dr. J. Deotis Roberts, who is Distinguished Professor of 
Philosophical Theology at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, is a visiting 
professor of theology this year. Roberta Schaafsma, associate/reference Divinity School 
librarian, is among 12 women selected nationally to participate in the Women in Leadership 
program of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS). D. Moody Smith, Jr., George 
Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, has been named president of the Society of 
Biblical Literature. The Divinity School community was saddened by the death of noted 
church historian and professor emeritus Stuart Henry on June 28, 1997. Dr. Henry, who 
joined the faculty after 12 years as a Presbyterian pastor, taught for 35 years before his 
retirement in 1985. 

Duke President Keohane has made the following appointments to the Divinity School 
Board of Visitors: Robert W. Bailey of Birmingham, AL, Bishop Marion M. Edwards of 
Raleigh, Paul R. Ervin, Jr. of Lake Junaluska, William J. Fowler of Knoxville, TN, James W. 
Harbison, Jr. of New York, NY, Calvin Hill of Great Falls, VA, Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer 
of Charlotte, Sarah Sloan Kreutziger of New Orleans, LA, James C. Lee of Goldsboro, and 
James D. Warren of McLean, VA. 

The broad base of financial support for the Divinity School was particularly evident this 
past year with a total of $4,234,553 received from individuals, foundations, churches and 
corporations. The Ministerial Education Fund of The UMC and the Charlotte-based Duke 
Endowment continued as the principal sources for underwriting current operations while 
individual contributions, especially for scholarship endowments, further strengthened the 
program. The Divinity School continues its mission to prepare out-standing leadership for 
the church. 

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LAITY, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Laity has the responsibility of helping to prepare and empower 
the laity in the North Carolina Conference to be in ministry. Our focus must be on the 
mission of The United Methodist Church and that is, "To Make Disciples to Jesus Christ." 
We have attempted to accomplish this in various ways. 

The January Workshops were held in the districts in order to provide training for the 
laity in leadership positions in the local church. The basic classes were offered with each 
district having the option of offering additional classes based on local needs. The training 
was well attended by the laity and the evaluations indicate excellent training that was 
practical and relevant was offered. The training will be available again for those chosen for 
leadership positions in 1999. 

Training was also conducted for our district lay leaders by two former conference lay 
leaders, Gwen Henderson, and Bob Frazier. This was beneficial for the new district lay 
leaders and was an excellent refresher for the others. 

The Lay Speaking program under the leadership of our Conference Director of Lay 
Speaking, Tom Walden, has continued to grow. Many lay speakers in our conference share 
their gifts and are very active in leadership positions in our local churches and communities. 
This program allows some of our churches to have worship service every Sunday as well 
as churches to have a worship service when the pastor has to be absent. Many lay speakers 
will have the opportunity to fill the pulpit this year during this session of Annual Conference 
since it will end on Sunday. 

District Lay Rallies were celebrated throughout our conference this year with a variety 
of themes. Some districts focused on children ministries with an emphasis on the Council 
of Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty. There was celebration and recognition of the 
ministry of the laity and many were challenged and inspired by dynamic speakers. Our 
district lay leaders continue to provide outstanding leadership in the rallies as well as other 
opportunities to help prepare laity to be in ministry. 

The Commission has been blessed by the leadership of Carol D. Hayes, Associate 
Director of the Conference Council on Ministries, as the staff representative. She has served 
as an excellent resource person and been very supportive of the ministry of the laity. 

New opportunities and ways of the laity being in ministry are before us in a world that 
is constantly changing. We trust that the gifts of the laity and clergy in our conference will 
be shared in a way that we are partners in ministry both at home and around the world in 
our connectional church. 

Robby Lowry, Conference Lay Leader 

METHODIST BOARD OF PUBLICATION, INC. 

The North Carolina Christian Advocate continues to offer more than 13,000 pastors 
and laity NC United Methodist-related news twice a month. The paper is funded through 
a combination of subscriptions, endowments, and contributions from both GM 
conferences in the state. The publication currently presents readers a blend of national, 
state, district and local church GM news that stresses denominational connectionalism. 
Through news, editorials, commentaries, reviews, poetry, alternating columns by both 
bishops, and regular columns by Harold Bales, Hope Morgan Ward, Ken Carter, Bob 
Baldridge, Paul Stallsworth, Sillar Smith, Elizabeth Holbrooks, Janet Hitch, Ruth Lucier, 
Robert Dodd, Carolyn Strader and others, the paper attempts to explore and cover 
virtually every area of church life. 

We have made significant developments during the past year, including: expansion 
from 12 to 16 pages; a four-color front page; creation of a Web site; and a shift to one 
unified NC edition rather than separate NCC and WNCC editions every issue. 

The Advocate is the voice of Gnited Methodism in NC, in all its facets. This past 
year, many of our writers, as well as many of the stories, have concentrated on the 
Bishops' Initiative on Children and Poverty. This focus, covered from every perspective, 
has helped define a united missional and ministerial initiative for both conference. 

In the planning stages for the remainder of 1998 is: a continued concentration on 
highlighting significant ministry that tells the church's story; a focus on particular districts; 
interviews with both bishops; and expanded annual conference coverage. 

The Advocate is an outreach ministry that continues to report how the church, at 
every level, is changing lives. 

R. Kevin Rippin, NC Christian Advocate, Editor/Business Manager 



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MISSIONS AND OUTREACH, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Missions and Outreach continued to function as the front line 
mission and service provider for our Annual Conference with direct aid to hurting persons. 
The scope of our includes 1) support for international mission, 2) support for mission 
enterprises within the NC Annual Conference, 3) education and cultivation of mission, 
especially through the promotion of the Rainbow Covenant, and 4) providing direct 
experience in mission for MC United Methodists with the Volunteers in Mission Program. In 
addition to these program activities we operate as the Board of Missions, Inc., and through 
that institution provide loans for repair and new construction for churches in our 
Conference. 

Support for International Missions: The NC Conference operates a "mini world 
division," with ministries all around the world. Where many Annual Conferences have no 
international Conference program, or only support one, we are directly involved in three 
major international initiatives. 

Armenia: 1997 was a year of transition for Project AGAPE, Inc., Reverend Charles Davis 
retired, and Nara Melkonyan, an Armenian national assumed leadership of the Project. We 
sent four containers of food, clothing, and medicine. We also facilitated a container of 
dehydrated potato products from the Society of St. Andrew. Our Bishop visited the ministry 
and had lent great support and hope to the people of Armenia. 

Liberia: The year was spent in preparation for Herbert and Mary Zigbuo to return to 
their homeland as United Methodist missionaries. They left for Liberia in April 1998. Bishop 
Kulah visited from Liberia, and we supported the mission of the Ganta School with $13,000 
in direct relief. 

Peru: Working with the Peru Covenant Task Force, four volunteer teams went to Peru 
during the Conference year. 

Support for Local Mission: The Commission continued to be the backbone funding 
for the Robeson County Church and Community Center and the Siler City Hispanic Ministry, 
with a commitment of over $65,000 to these ministries. Examples of mission initiatives 
supported by the Commission are: Pineview CIMC for a multicultural children's program, 
Centenary UMC for an innovative child care program, Obras de Wesley, the translation of 
Wesley's Works into Spanish, and Candor UMC for an outreach program to children. 

Education and Cultivation: Under the leadership of Jeanne Rouse, we continued the 
Rainbow Covenant program which encourages churches to give to all five lanes of the 
Advance. Mission Saturation Events were held in Greenville, Wilmington, and Goldsboro. 

Volunteers in Mission: Over 30 teams worked locally and internationally over the year. 
Teams helped build a local church in Jamaica, a parsonage in Columbia, and worked in 
Costa Rica. Volunteers also continued Hurricane Fran clean up throughout the Conference. 

Board of Missions, Inc.: The Board of Missions, Inc. supervised over $500,000 in loans 
on behalf of the Annual Conference. We are a partner in new church development with a 
commitment of $50,000 in low-interest loans to each of five new congregations planted. 
Through the Board of Missions, Inc., we supervise the Conference Construction Project 
whereby two full-time construction supervisors oversee building done by local church 
people. We estimate this program saves over $160,000 per year in construction costs to 
local congregations. 

David L. Harvin, Chairperson 

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRY, COMMITTEE ON 

1 997 was an excellent year for churches giving to the Native American Awareness 
Sunday Offering. Our goal was $12,000. Total contributions were $1 1,550.22. This was 
a 35.3% increase over 1996. 

Six (6) ministries were enriched by our Conference's generosity. They were: 1 ) Sandy 
Plains UMC started the first Native American nursery in the General UM Church. 2) First 
UMC (Pembroke) completed the first year in the Disciples Bible Study. 3) Prospect UMC 
hosted an Estate Planning and Gift Giving Workshop for all the Native American Churches 
in the Conference. 4) A Native American pastor received a grant for the Emmaus Walk. 
5) Two youths from Pleasant Grove UMC were funded to attend ACS. 6) A Native 
American pastor received a scholarship to attend the Ministerial Course of Study. 

The Conference Council on Ministries approved that every District Council on 
Ministries have a Native American representative who will become a member of the 
Committee on Native American Ministry in the year 2000. 

Financial goals for the next three years on Native American Awareness Sunday are: 
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Three districts (Greenville, Rockingham, and Wilmington) held missional workshops 
where Native American resources were shared. Also, Native American clergy/laity have 
been trained to speak on Native American Awareness Sunday events. 

Milford Oxendine, Jr., Chairperson 

OLDER ADULT MINISTRIES, TASK FORCE ON 

Our Mission Statement is as follows: The Task Force on Older Adult Ministries shall 
be organized to enable and empower the districts and the local churches of the NC 
Annual Conference for ministry and mission by, for, and with older adults. 

We have two goals: 

(1) To assist districts and local churches to be more sensitive to the varying issues 
and needs of older adults. 

(2) To promote and provide resources to initiate ministries to, for, and with older 
adults. 

Several things have been done to fulfill our mission: 

(1) We have developed a lesson plan relating to Older Adult Ministries for use in 
Leadership Development Workshops/January Workshops in districts or local churches. 
The lesson plan is designed with ideas and resources so that someone in the local area 
can take the plan and lead the workshop. Copies can be secured from Carol Hayes at 
The Methodist Building. 

(2) Held a One-Day Conference on April 26, 1997, at Highland Church in Raleigh 
on the theme Faith and Health in Older Adulthood. Dr. Harold G. Koenig of Duke 
Medical School was the keynote speaker. The Reverend James Rawlings, Assistant 
Director of Pastoral Service, Duke Medical Center, led a workshop, along with Dr. Koenig. 
This conference was designed for older adults and for persons who work with older adults 
in local churches. 

(3) Begun exploratory discussions with Bishop Edwards and with the Duke Divinity 
School about ways to help empower ministers and laypersons to be better equipped to 
develop relevant ministries for the growing number of older persons in American society. 

We feel very fortunate that the Secretary of our Task Force, The Reverend Philip S. 
Brown, Executive Director of Penick Village Retirement Community, is serving as the 
President of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Association of Older Adults. Phil has been in 
this capacity for several years and is giving key leadership in planning the SEJ Older Adult 
Conference. This year's conference will be held at Lake Junaluska, August 10-13, 1998. 
Representatives go each year from various churches in the NC Conference. Plan on 
taking a group from your local church. 

J. Conrad Glass, Jr., Chairperson 

OUTDOOR AND CAMPING MINISTRIES, COMMISSION ON 

This year marks the fiftieth year of outdoor, camping and retreat ministries with United 
Methodists of eastern NC. It was 50 years ago that Camp Don Lee was born. We celebrate 
the Jubilee of camping ministries this year! One of the good news moments of Annual 
Conference will give celebration to this Jubilee and a special offering will be taken for camp 
facilities needs. Our year of Jubilee celebration will also be a part of Annual Conference in 
other fun and exciting ways. As part of this celebration of our fifty years of ministry we want 
to hear from our camp alumni - whether as a camper or staff person - with names and 
current addresses and the special memories you share. 

Four different camping locations across the NC Conference area are provided for 
campers of all ages so that the young and the old alike, may come and enjoy family time, 
opportunities to learn about themselves, their relationships with each other and most 
importantly their growing relationship with God. Chestnut Ridge, Don Lee and Rockfish are 
open year-round. Kerr Lake is open on weekends in the spring and fall and all week 
between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Outdoor, camping and retreat ministries is not just about summer camp anymore! 
Weekend retreats, environmental education and cooperative learning for school groups, and 
group meeting facilities are offered throughout the year at Chestnut Ridge, Don Lee and 
Rockfish. These camps offer a variety of accommodations with facilities to meet the needs 
of groups from 6 to 250 providing programming for retreats, specializing in spiritual growth, 
individual growth, group building and cooperation, and environmental education. Camp 
Kerr Lake located north of Henderson has 24 waterfront water and electric hook-up camp 
sites, six A-frame cabins, two bathhouses, a pavilion and Conference room which offer both 
groups and individuals a place to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life. 

Each of the camps this year has continued to grow with new programs centering 
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special needs camping, retreats for all ages, and camping experiences for campers in the 
year-round school programs. Plans are underway (either envisioned and still being worked 
out or actually under construction) for growth, expansion and new facilities at each of our 
camps: Chestnut Ridge with a bathhouse, Don Lee with a sewage system, Kerr Lake with 
a road for expanded campsites, and Rockfish with an adult retreat center. We have seen a 
growth in utilization, in programming and our service to God through outdoor ministries. 
We are thankful for the leadership of each of our manager/directors: Bill Howington, John 
Farmer, Dennis Tawney in addition to their support staffs. We are also thankful for the hard 
work and dedication of each camp's local committee and the endless hours of service that 
they have given. We are most thankful for the leadership offered from the Board of 
Directors of the North Carolina United Methodist Commission on Outdoor and Camping 
Ministries, INC. The ministry of outdoor, camping and retreats in our four facilities has 
grown so large that the time has come for a full-time Executive Director. The spring of 1998 
has been a time of taking applications and conducting interviews for this position. We hope 
to have an executive director on board in the summer of 1998. 

As our camps grow in ministry each one continues to have very real needs which local 
GM churches can help meet. Aging facilities stand in need of significant repair and in some 
cases rebuilding altogether. Financial resources are needed to do this as well as volunteer 
labor. Wish lists exist for each camp as to items needed to be donated for furthering their 
ministry. Support of our camping ministry by local churches having retreats, group 
meetings and outings at our camping facilities will be a blessing to all. Encouragement of 
children and youth to come to summer camps, promoting the camps as a place of summer 
employment for dedicated college students and youth adults can support our camping 
ministry. Local Church groups can also support camping ministries through participation 
in spring or fall work days at camps or by financial contributions through the Advance 
Special or the Campership Fund and contribution to the Jubilee offering. We look to the 
faithful and dedicated support of the NC Annual Conference for camping ministry. 

Paul Phillips, Chairperson-Board of Directors 
Jim Van Hook, Chairperson 

RELIGION AND RACE, COMMISSION ON 

For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be 

remembered nor come into mind The wolf and the lamb shall feed together; and the 

lion shall eat straw like the bullock and dust shall be the serpent's meat. Isaiah 65: 17-25 

The ministry of the Commission on Religion and Race is to remind the North 
Carolina Conference to create a new earth, a new community of faith. In this community, 
there will be no weeping due to the sin of racism, there will be no calling for help because 
of the exclusiveness of our churches. Churches will not close because of the members' 
refusal to become inclusive communities of faith. Churches with racial diversity in their 
membership and leadership will be our standard and not the exception. The Commission 
on Religion and Race labors vigorously for this new earth. Our labor shall not be in vain. 

The Commission on Religion and Race met in October at the Methodist Building. 
Connie Barnes of the General Commission on Religion and Race attended our meeting. 
At this meeting, the commission completed a review and study of the book, The Wolf 
Shall Dwell With The Lamb, by Eric Law. This book carefully addresses concepts of 
working across racial and cultural lines. It stresses the importance of understanding and 
appreciating cultural differences. The Commission also planned and scheduled a 
workshop for February. The workshop was later rescheduled for October. 

At our February meeting, the Commission reviewed the District Inclusive Reports 
from Charge Conferences. The Commission identified a small number of places to 
celebrate the vision of Isaiah. There are communities of faith in our Conference where 
racially diverse membership and leadership exist. There are communities of faith in our 
Conference that have inclusive Bible schools, inclusive daycare centers, and inclusive 
mission projects. The Commission applauds those churches who have opened the door 
to inclusiveness in these peripheral services. The Commission longs for the day when the 
1 1 o'clock hour is more open. However, the number of churches who have no plans to 
achieve inclusiveness ranged from 49% to 71%. 

The Conference Plan of Inclusiveness required that a Design of Inclusiveness be a 
part of the 1998 Annual Conference. The Commission on Religion and Race developed 
the Inclusive Design for the 1 998 Annual Conference at its February meeting. This design 
provides opportunity for celebrations and disappointments as well as an opportunity for 
the cabinet to restate the vision of the Conference Plan of Inclusiveness. 



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The vision of a new earth as stated in the first paragraph is possible. For when we 
truly believe in the one fatherhood of God, and in the one brotherhood/sisterhood of 
humankind, all things will be possible. 

LaNella Smith, Chairperson 

STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN, COMMISSION ON 

The Book of Discipline of The GMC, Section XV-2102 (1996), page 599, outlines - 
The Primary purpose of the General Commission on the Status and role of Women shall 
be to challenge The GMC including its general agencies, institutions, and connectional 
structures to a continuing commitment to the full and equal responsibility and 
participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church, sharing fully in the 
power and in the policy-making at all levels of the Church's life. 

Such commitment will confirm a new recognition of the fact that The GMC is part 
of the universal church, rooted in the liberating message of Jesus Christ, that recognizes 
every person, woman or man, as a full and equal part of God's human family. 

Three key words have come to signify the major areas of work of the Commission 
on the Status and Role of Women: Advocate , Catalyst , Monitor . As Advocate with and on 
behalf of women individually and collectively within The GMC; as a Catalyst for the 
initiation of creative methods to redress inequities of the past and to prevent further 
inequities against women within The GMC; and as a Monitor to ensure inclusiveness in 
the programmatic and administrative functioning of The GMC. 

Our Commission has begun to focus on these eight goals set before us for 1997 - 
2000: 

1 . Support the Conference effort on implementation of the Plan on Inclusiveness by 
assisting women in attending enrichment conferences and through sensitizing local 
congregations in areas of race and gender relations. 

2. Become familiar with sexual harassment guidelines and monitor use of guidelines 
in local churches, districts, and conference. 

3. Provide an event to help healing of victims of clergy sexual harassment. 

4. Advocate for "clergywomen in the pulpit emphasis" in the spring of each year 1 997 - 
2000. 

5. Monitor the availability of child care services at district and conference meetings. 

6. Advocate the hope, healing, and wholeness of families with emphasis on children 
and elderly. 

7. Prepare publicity pertaining to COSROW for the back page of the Christian 
Advocate, July/August, each year, 1997 - 2000. 

8. Monitor the NC Annual Conference. 

For the first time the NC Annual Conference was monitored in 1997. There were 
more than 200 comments made during the plenary session - 20% of the comments were 
made by women and 80% by men; of the total number of worship participants, 28% were 
women, 72% were men. Included in these totals: 1 1 % minority participation and 6% youth 
and young adults. The goal of this ministry is to build and strengthen inclusive 
participation in decision making at our Annual Conference sessions. 

COSROW will sponsor an Empowerment Seminar on September 12, 1998 at Saint 
Paul GMC in Goldsboro. The theme for this event is "Who Will Hear Their Cry?" More 
information on the seminar is forthcoming through Connectings and other church media. 

The Commission will continue to stand with and share the pain and joy as women 
grow. 

Annie L. Fairley, Chairperson 

STEWARDSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

It sure is good to see a plan come together. In January of 1997 a plan the 
Commission on Stewardship had been working on for over two years came together in 
good fashion. Some two years ago we began dreaming of a seminar for new pastors to 
train them in sound concepts of stewardship. We realize that most pastors come to their 
first appointments with little or no training specifically in stewardship. And yet they are 
called upon to lead their congregations in that area. We wanted to do something to 
address that need. So we brought together several persons to speak to the various facets 
of stewardship. We invited all pastors who were in their first appointment in this 
conference and in a relaxed, retreat setting we shared a wealth of material with them. In 
addition to new pastors we also had pastors who had been in the ministry for many years. 
The response was overwhelmingly positive. As a result we plan to offer this seminar again 
in 1998 and possibly for many years to come. We think we are sewing seeds that will 
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In addition to the seminar for new pastors we are also working on a conference wide 
event for all pastors. We haven't set the date but expect this to become a reality in 1 999. 

The members of the Commission on Stewardship offer ourselves as resource 
persons for January Workshops, Lay Speaker training courses, and as resources for local 
church seminars. We have a number of persons available to assist any local church who 
requests help with stewardship matters. We consider our commission to be a leading 
source of resource 
persons in the field of stewardship for the annual conference. 

We also offer information on the newest and best printed materials on stewardship. 
Bill Norton, our staff stewardship contact, keeps us supplied with new, as well as tried 
and true, programs on funding the ministry of the local church. A call to Bill's office in 
the United Methodist Building (1-800-849-4433) can put us in touch with the latest 
materials on the market. 

The Reverend Douglas Byrd, Executive Director of the United Methodist Foundation, 
is a key person to help churches with information on gifts and wills. He can help answer 
the complicated and often difficult questions about estate planning. 

In short, the Commission on Stewardship is prepared to offer innovative and 
experienced leadership. We have sound, proven programs available to meet the various 
needs of our local churches. We are willing and eager to help. 

Stephen N. Little, Chairperson 

WORSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

Over the last three years the Conference Commission on Worship has enjoyed great 
success working under its new format. In 1994 the commission adopted a policy of 
consumer-based planning, seeking to be as responsive to the needs of our annual 
conference as possible. Included in this new mode of operation was a decision to use 
zero-based budgeting, and an examination of those programs which were poorly 
attended. 

As a result of this examination, the budget request of the commission was essentially cut 
in half, resulting in considerable savings to the annual conference. Despite this budget 
cut, however, no essential services to the annual conference or to our churches were 
curtailed. 

The major mission for the commission has emerged as the task of planning and 
executing the worship services for the annual conference session each June. At the 
annual conference session in June, 1997, participants reported a high degree of 
satisfaction with the worship services. This satisfaction was reflected in an unprecedented 
number of participants staying all the way through to an unusually joyous Love Feast 
occurring near the end of the annual conference proceedings. Many participants reported 
that they felt the Lord's presence in a special way in all of the 1997 conference worship 
services. 

The Commission on Worship has assumed a major role in the planning and 
execution of the annual conference session. The commission has converted its four 
annual meetings (two of which were overnight retreats) into two very intense work 
sessions. Following guidelines set by the Annual Conference Planning Group, it devises 
liturgies, plans music, secures musicians and instruments, deploys audio-visual 
equipment and enlists speakers and liturgists to make the annual conference worship 
services a reality. The Chairperson of the Commission on Worship also has overall 
responsibility as the stage manager for all sessions of the annual conference, including 
worship, business, and drama settings. 

A proposal from the Commission on Worship to shorten the annual conference 
session from four days to three was seriously discussed by the Annual Conference 
Planning Group, but was eventually rejected as the format for the 1997 annual 
conference session. The commission may make a similar proposal in the future as a 
source of further savings to the conference. 

While focusing on worship at annual conference, the commission members retain 
their traditional functions of serving as liturgical resource persons for their respective 
districts. With Gods help, they stand ready to meet all of the worship needs of the people 
called Methodists in this episcopal area. 

Charles M. Cook, Chairperson 



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CONFERENCE STRUCTURE, TASK FORCE ON 

The Task Force on Conference Structure seeks your participation in the Invitational 
Phase of a three-year process of study and self-assessment toward structural proposal. All 
agency chairs were trained on May 19 to lead their commission, committees, and boards 
in self-assessment. Through this process, all persons serving on commissions, committees, 
and boards will be directly involved in discussion around the issue of conference structure. 
These eight questions will be used for discussion in each agency, with responses requested 
back to the Task Force by October 9, 1998. 

1. What is your mission, as you see and understand it, in 1998 and beyond? 

2. How is your mission aligned with the central task of making disciples, of strengthening 
local churches, and of providing a connection for ministry? 

3. How is your present structure helpful? What is essential? What is unnecessary? 

4. What adjustments, mergers, realignments might be helpful? 

5. Is there a clear and compelling need for your group in its present configuration in 
1998 and beyond? Why or why not? 

6. If your group disappeared tomorrow, who would notice? 

If your group disappeared tomorrow, who would be affected? 

7. If your group disappeared tomorrow, what would rise up? 

8. What other thoughts and ideas would you like to offer? 

In addition to this process through commissions, committees, and boards, the Task 
Force on Conference Structure invites broad participation of the annual conference. You 
are invited to communicate your insights and ideas to Robby Lowry, conference lay leader 
and chair of the Task Force, at 2056 NC Highway 710 South, Rowland, NC 28383. The 
Task Force has adopted this time line toward proposals to the 1999 Annual Conference. 

Invitational Phase, with wide communication by districts and conference 
Fall, 1998 - Update of structural process at all charge conferences 

October 9, 1998 - Deadline for responses from individuals and agencies 
October 30, 1 998 - Retreat for Task Force on Conference Structure 

Presentation and Response Phase, with discussion in a wide variety of settings 
Jan-Feb, 1999 - Sharing of proposal in district pastors' meetings, lay rallies 

March 1, 1999 - Proposal to Judicial Council for review 

June, 1999 - Presentation of proposal to Annual Conference 

Robby Lowry, Chairperson 

DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS, COMPOSITE REPORT OF 

"One Mission-Many Ministries" might sum up our composite report. Increasingly, the 
Cabinet is becoming more focused on our one mission which is to "win souls for Jesus 
Christ." Yet at the same time, there is growing creativity about how this mission might be 
accomplished through our many ministries. Diversity in approaches creates unique expres- 
sions of our calling, giving vitality to the 12 districts which comprise the MC Conference. 

Our goal is to reach our neighbors both near and far. In fact, the SA District is taking 
the step of calling upon each church to receive at least one person each year on Profession 
of Faith. 

Congregational development is one way we minister with and to our near neighbors. In 
high growth areas, new churches were planted this year (RA: New Life and Christ Community, 
DU: Reconciliation). In areas with poor populations, faith communities have been organized 
(NB: Jacksonville Hispanic, DO: Durham Hispanic, SA: La Trinidad and El Camina, EC: All 
God's Children). 

These new communities of faith are "breaking down the dividing wall of hostility" that 
has held us apart racially. Reconciliation Church is an intentionally multi-ethnic congregation 
begun with the appointment of two pastors, one African American and the other Caucasian. 
All God's Children is comprised of two-thirds African American and one-third Caucasian 
participants. The Durham Hispanic Ministry meets every Wednesday evening for worship with 
Asbury Temple GMC, countering the stereotype that African American and Hispanic 
communities are in conflict with one another. Clark Street Ministry (RM) continues to develop 
and grow in its outreach and influence. 

Plans are being discussed to open some of our closed churches in order to minister to 
the rising Hispanic population in eastern MC. The Lay Missioner program will provide new 
leadership enabling the reopening of churches such as EC: Evans GMC and GR: Grimesland 
GMC. Thanks to two churches in the BG District where a community-wide Hispanic Vacation 
Bible School was held. We applaud the efforts being made by pastors and lay persons who 
are learning other languages in order to communicate with their near neighbors. The DG 
District has 18 pastors enrolled in Spanish language classes. 

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community, but the strengthening of what already exists. For this reason, the Cabinet has 
made a major commitment to the small membership church. The GR District received their 
first full-time district DCE this year enabling small churches to achieve strong leadership in 
the area of Christian Education. The RM District held a workshop using the leadership of Rose 
Sims, author of New Life For Dying Churches. 

Often our near neighbors bear no physical or cultural resemblance to us. Consequently, 
if we are to reach them with the Gospel of Christ, our churches must change. The sins of 
racism and prejudice have no place in the Body of Christ. We in the Cabinet confess that we 
live with the reality that each church is not where it ought to be in its acceptance of all God's 
people. Yet we see signs of hope through the growing number of cross-racial appointments 
that are enthusiastically received by local churches and are bearing much fruit. 

We are discovering wonderful mission fields within our communities. Through the 
Bishop's Initiative on Children and Poverty, our eyes are being opened to the needs of the 
poor. As a result, many creative outreach ministries are being planned. 

The FA District, for example, is scheduling a Day Camp to which each church will send 
one church family. This family will adopt an impoverished unchurched family and bring them 
as well. A church in the BG District added a new infant care outreach in their community. The 
WI District has begun the Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM). This new outreach 
will repair the substandard housing which was identified during the aftermath of Hurricane 
Fran. The EC District has joined hands with Albemarle Hospital and area churches to form 
Wesley Hospitality House, a place of refuge for families who have loved ones receiving 
treatment at the hospital. The FA, NB and RO Districts are building Habitat Houses, and the 
RO District is cooperating with the Robeson County Church and Community Center to build 
a Jubilee House near Pembroke. The GO District is ministering to those affected by HIV/AIDS 
through the Goldsboro AIDS Interfaith Network. GAAIN recruits teams from local churches 
to minister to those with HIV/AIDS. 

At the same time that we are embracing our near neighbors, we are reaching our arms 
around the world to our far neighbors. In some cases our ministry involves going to them, 
and in some cases, bringing them to us. Two churches in the RO District sent Youth Mission 
Work Teams to Appalachia. The EC, GO and DG Districts sent working teams to Jamaica to 
take medical, technical and spiritual aid. Several persons from the RO District participated in 
Mission Work Teams to Bolivia and Honduras. The WI District has called all churches to "Get 
on the Bus." As a result, a used school bus and two 20-foot containers filled with school 
supplies have been shipped to Liberia. 

We are also bringing our neighbors to us. The WI District has received one Russian 
refugee clergy family who has been adopted by one of the churches and 12 Russian youth 
will be hosted by two churches this summer. The GO District received three new Bosnian 
families this past year and the BG District helped to settle a Burmese refugee family. 

As we attempt to reach both near and far neighbors, we are noticing an increased desire 
on the part of pastors and church members to become personally strengthened. Knowing the 
necessity for a strong spiritual foundation to sustain continued ministries, much attention has 
been given to nurturing deeper spiritual roots. The rising numbers enrolled in Disciple Bible 
Study and registered for The Emmaus Walk are clear indicators that our people are gearing 
up for the challenges God is placing on them. We are also seeing a resurgence of prayer. For 
example, the GR District held three major Sub-District Prayer Breakfasts, and Spiritual Life 
Retreats were held in the DG, GR and WI Districts. 

Church leaders are turning out in large numbers to be trained. Witness the 117 persons 
who attended this year's RO District Lay Speaker Training, the 828 who attended the NB 
District Lay Rally and the 50 laypersons and clergy from the BG District who attended the 
Church Growth Seminar! The 46 th consecutive Annual Christian Enrichment Event was held 
in the BG District as well, and January Workshops continue to draw large crowds. This year's 
Mission Saturation Weekends increased our awareness of our far neighbors as they were held 
in the GR and WI Districts. DG is planning one for 1999. 

Beyond individually examining our readiness for ministry, churches and districts have 
looked collectively at how we might better fulfill our one mission. The downtown churches 
in the WI District entered into a two-year commitment through the Office of Congregational 
Development. This pilot project called "Revision" has enabled eight churches to consider their 
future, not as individual congregations but as Gnited Methodists in Wilmington. The Cabinet 
has also looked across district lines to discover how we might best organize for ministry. In 
order to achieve better balance, redisricting will take place at Annual Conference involving 
five districts: BG, DG, GR, RA and RM. 

It goes without saying that we need the appropriate physical facilities to allow all this 
ministry to take place. Building projects too numerous to name have taken place across our 
Conference. It is our ardent hope that these facilities will be used to their fullest for the 
promotion of "One Mission-Many Ministries." 



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Perhaps the most notable sign of our Conference's growth in its understanding what it 
means to reach out both near and far is the increased level of acceptance and payment of 
"Our Mission and Service Giving." We completed this year three points ahead of last year. 
Praises go to the SA District which once again set the example for all to follow by raisinq over 
100% of their askings. 

We would be remiss if we did not mention the faithful extension ministries that are 
performed by our clergy appointed to various mission fields. Thank you to all who serve as 
hospital and military chaplains, teachers, counselors, camp directors, college presidents and 
administrators, evangelists, campus ministers, missionaries, directors and associate directors 
of our many extension ministries. Without you, our reach would be truncated. 

Finally, it must be said that as a Cabinet we feel the pain of a denomination that is 
fragmented. We recognize that "a house divided against itself cannot stand." We covenant 
with one another to engage in prayerful dialogue around the issues that separate us, and call 
upon each of you to do likewise. May we be filled with the gentle love of Jesus, receiving one 
another as He has received us. 

Ruth Harper Stevens, Dean 

THE DUKE ENDOWMENT 

On behalf of the Duke Endowment, let me express our appreciation for the life and 
ministry of rural GM churches in NC. The Duke Endowment recognizes rural GM churches 
as beneficiaries of The Duke Endowment, since 1924 the Endowment has made grants to 
assist rural churches in building projects, to support programs and outreach ministries of 
these churches, to assist rural churches in building projects, to support programs and 
outreach ministries of these churches, to assist Superannuated Preachers, and to aid certain 
agencies and programs in their work with rural churches. In particular that has meant 
support of Duke Divinity School in both its Field Education and Continuing Education 
programs. 

Please let me report to you some of the specific expenditures that the Endowment 
made in 1997. 

* Building Grants . The Duke Endowment assisted 65 rural churches in building projects, 
making expenditures of $1,688,000. This represents an increase of 15 churches and 
$220,000 in grants compared to 196. We are seeing more rural churches with 
confidence in the economy, a desire to grow, and a willingness to reach out to their 
communities in ministry. I anticipate more requests for building grants in 1999, and 
I want to alert churches that such building grants are likely to be even more 
competitive than in the past. The Duke Endowment wants to assist churches that need 
our help, show promise for ministry, and are actively involved in ministry and outreach 
in their communities. 

* Child Care and Elder Care Programs . The Duke Endowment made grants of $256,250 
to churches engaging in child care and/or elder care ministries. There is a shortage 
of quality, affordable and accessible child car in rural Morth Carolina. We note that 
through child care programs many rural churches experience both the richness of 
ministry to children and families while also enjoying higher visibility in their 
communities. Similarly, the needs of an aging population in rural NC mean that 
churches have a great opportunity to offer programs to help seive that growing 
population. The Duke Endowment wants to challenge rural churches to offer quality 
child car and elder care ministries. Please contact the rural church office for details 
about requirements and expectations for such grants. 

* Superannuated Preachers . The Duke Endowment appreciates the labors of Super- 
annuated preachers. These men and women have sacrificed much to be in service to 
the church. I am pleased to say that the Trustees of the Endowment have increased 
support for clergy who served prior to the adoption of the denomination-wide pension 
program. These retired clergy don't enjoy as generous a pension, and the Endowment 
wants to help reduce that gap. 

* Duke Divinity School . The Endowment has made grants of $790,150 in support of 
Summer and Winter Assistance pastors and Student Pastors. This Summer 77 Duke 
Divinity School students are working in rural GM churches across the State. These 
students offer a wonderful service to the churches, and in return they gain valuable 
experience and training in the rural church. Grants totaling $65,000 went to continuing 
education programs at Duke. These grants help rural clergy renew their spirits while 
also gaining new skills and knowledge for effective ministry. 

The staff of The Duke Endowment wants to help clergy and laity of our rural churches 
provide leadership for service and mission in NC. Please call and tell us about your rural 
church's outreach program or your dreams for mission in your community. The Rural 



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Church Office is located in Durham at 3329 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham,, NC 
27717-1307, telephone 919-489-3359, FAX 919-489-3350, EMail jmann@tde.org. Val 
Rosenquist, Barbara Hilliard, Shelby Wallen, and I hope to hear from you and see how we 
might be of assistance to you as you engage in ministry in your rural community. 
Grants Made by The Duke Endowment 
January 1 - December 31, 1997 
Number of Amount of 
Beneficiaries Grants Totals Totals 

BUILDING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM 
Building Grants: 

NC Conference 30 $756,500.00 

WNC Conference 35 931,500.00 

TOTAL GRANTS UNDER BUILDING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM $1,688,000.00 

MAINTAINING AND OPERATING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM 



Duke University Divinity School 
Regular Pastorates 
Student Programs: 

Summer Assist. Pastors 51 1,350.00 

Winter Assistant Pastors 7 1 ,400.00 

Student Pastors 207,400.00 

Continuing Education Program 
B. N. Duke Fellowships 
Child Care/Elder Care Programs 
Church/Conference Agency Programs 
Community Services Programs 
Planning Grants 
TOTAL GRANTS UNDER MAINTAINING AND 

OPERATING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM 
SUPERANNUATE GRANTS 

NC Conference (Pre'92@$50 per service yr) 
WNC Conference (Post'81@$35 per service yr) 
TOTAL SUPERANNUATE GRANTS 



155,000.00 
9,500.00 



790,150.00 
65,000.00 

4,000.00 
256,250.00 
261,850.00 
214,500.00 

4,000.00 



512,727.19 
843,252.82 



1,760,250.00 



1,355,980.01 



GRAND TOTAL $4,804,230.01 

W. Joseph Mann, Director, Rural Church Division 

EPISCOPACY, COMMITTEE ON 

Bishop Edwards, Members and Friends of the North Carolina Annual Conference: It 
is a distinct privilege for me to report to you as chair of the Committee on Episcopacy, 
whose representatives serve as a liaison between the Bishop and the Conference. 

In 1994, I was privileged to serve as one of the two official representatives of The 
United Methodist Church's General Conference to the British Conference meeting at Leeds, 
England. I got to see firsthand the workings of British Methodism, which as you know does 
not have bishops. It has always been a curiosity for me that Mr. Wesley in his understanding 
of the primitive church was convinced that his orders were at the same status as those of 
a bishop. He ordained ministers, but he resisted institutionalizing this in Great Britain. In 
fact, there is a famous letter from Wesley to Coke and Asbury, the first two Bishops of 
American Methodism, dated September 20, 1788, in which he stated he could be called a 
knave or a fool but never a bishop. 

Wesley may not have understood our needs in America as well as Asbury did. I came 
away from that experience in Leeds with a sincere appreciation for the genius of our form 
of church government. The UMC is unique in setting apart those we trust for specialized 
ministry. 

From the days of Asbury and Coke we have invested the work of supervision and 
direction of our church to those elected and consecrated to this office. Marion Edwards is 
the 566th person to be set apart and given this sacred trust. 

We are grateful for Bishop Edwards and his supervision of the temporal and spiritual 
affairs of our church. He is a person of prayer and devotion. He is a person of abiding love 
for all those in his care. He and his wife, Linda, have shown us the meaning of effective and 
caring leadership. Who can ever forget the image of this bishop standing beside the road 
offering water to those who thirsted following hurricane Fran? Who could ever forget his 
sensitivity and concern in addressing the needs of one of our historic colleges in this 
conference which has faced difficult times? 

For church leaders across America, his contribution to the final document at the 



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Special Consultation on Theological Diversity was masterful. For us in this Conference there 
is the knowledge that countless pastors and lay persons have turned to him for wise 
counsel, encouragement, consultation and prayer. Many of us have had a note or a call 
when we really needed it, at a time of loss, pain or hurt. 

Our committee has met twice since last Annual Conference. We have brought with us 
this day our very best wishes for Bishop Edwards and his wife, Linda. The time and 
attention he devotes to the responsibilities of his office ensure effective and commanding 
leadership. There are virtually no Sundays when he is not preaching in one of the pulpits 
of this conference. For all of this we are grateful. 

I call on you to open your hearts and minds to the vision of ministry that Marion 
Edwards brings. We know him as far more than an administrator - he is first and foremost 
a pastor. We believe we can trust the direction he is taking us as a conference. As the chair 
of this committee, 1 report to you that we are blessed and privileged to have the Edwards 
family among us. Thank God for the spiritual presence and ministry of Marion and Linda 
Edwards. 

Bishop Edwards, I would consider it a privilege to offer a prayer for you. And as I do, 
I ask the members of this Conference to stand and join hands as we pledge ourselves anew 
to God and ask for his guidance. 

O God, shepherd of our souls, savior and redeemer, thank you for your 
servant Marion and his helpmate Linda. 

CIndergird and strengthen them we pray. Especially, in the course of this 
conference and in the months before us, give to our Bishop health and strength, 
wisdom and courage for all the tasks that are his. Give him the ability to call 
upon you and seek your guidance and to leave the burdens of his office in your 
hands. Enlarge his understanding and renew his vision by your grace, that your 
servant Marion may lead us into a new day with new hope and renewed mission. 
May the blessings you bestow redound to your glory always through Jesus 
Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Chairperson 

HISPANIC MINISTRIES, TASK FORCE ON 

January 1997 -April 1998 

Ciertamente la cosecha es mucha, pero las trabajadores son pocos. (The harvest 
is plentiful, but the laborers are few.") Matthew 9:35 

In 1996 there were an estimated 258,000 Hispanics residing within NC, and the 
number continues to grow daily. Perhaps two-thirds of these reside within the bounds of 
the NC Conference. In 1998, the NC Conference was blessed to have two pastors 
working diligently to establish and continue existing Hispanic ministry in three geographic 
areas: Reverend Hector Millan, pastor of Chatham-Lee Hispanic Ministries, with mission 
churches El Camino in Siler City and La Trinidad in Sanford. Reverend Edgardo Colon- 
Emeric was appointed in July 1997 in the Durham District. 

Local Hispanic ministries continue to emerge throughout the Conference: at 
University UMC in Chapel Hill through their collaboration with El Camino in Siler City, in 
the Burlington District with the Hispanic Vacation Bible School offered during the 
summer of 1997, Fuquay-Varina CIMC's outreach with Iglesia Cristiana in Fuquay-Varina, 
and in Jacksonville at Trinity GMC with their Hispanic worship service which began in the 
fall of 1997. 
National Plan for Hispanic Ministries Lay Missioner-Pastor Mentor Training 

But much more opportunity for ministry with Hispanics exists in the NC Conference. 
To prepare the "laborers" for the harvest, the Hispanic Ministries Task Force, first 
convened by Bishop Edwards in January 1997, has sought to increase the number of 
"laborers" by offering Lay Missioner/Pastor-Mentor Training for Module I of the National 
Plan for Hispanic Ministries. Four nationally recognized trainers were brought in during 
January and February 1998 to provide training. We are grateful for a grant from the Duke 
Endowment and for funding from Duke Divinity School Continuing Theological Education 
which has allowed us so far to train 40 participants from both the Western NC and NC 
Conferences. An additional Module I training is planned in August-September 1998, and 
a Module II training is scheduled for October 1998, for lay missioners and pastor-mentors 
who have completed six months of service in establishing faith communities. 
Consultant for Implementation of the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries 

After the Task Force submitted a preliminary proposal for funds from the National 
Plan for Hispanic Ministry in November 1997, Dr. Aida Irizarry-Femandez, an elder in the 
Northern New Jersey Conference, was appointed as our consultant for implementation 
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March 1998, Dr. Irizarry-Fernandez recommended the Task Force commit to the 
following: 

1. Take steps for representation on the Conference Council on Ministries and seek 
greater funding for implementation of the National Plan for Hispanic ministry in the 
NC Conference. 

2. Provide training in the National Plan for Hispanic Ministries to all members of the 
Cabinet. 

3. Consider how the Conference might establish and fund a Coordinator of Hispanic 
Ministries for the Conference. 

We pray that the Lord of the Harvest will continue to send out laborers into the 
harvest which continues to grow daily in NC. 

Alice Kirkman Kunka and Hector Millan, Co-chairs 

LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION 

The award for the Annual Conference Lay Person of the Year is very important in that 
it represents the many types of ministry by laity in our local churches, communities, 
districts, annual conference, and throughout the world. It is always exciting to read the 
nominations when the executive committee of the Commission on laity meets to select the 
person from the district lay persons of the year. 1 would like to introduce our district lay 
persons of the year and ask that they stand as their name is called and please give them 
a warm round of applause after all are standing: 

Burlington: Sue Hartnett Harvin is a member of Carrboro GMC. She is recognized as 
the District Lay Person because of her endless energy toward missions. The "hands of 
Christ" extend far and wide through her involvement in Habitat, Disability Awareness, and 
the settlement of refugees. She lives out her faith within the community. 

Durham: Mark Galloway is a District Judge and member of Long Memorial GMC. One 
of his accomplishments is the founding of a Mentor Program for troubled youth in Person 
and Caswell counties. With the church's ministry emphasis on children and youth, his 
witness is exemplary. He is a person who "lets his light shine" 

Elizabeth City: A member of Plymouth UMC, Eunice Britton Carraway is a faithful and 
active church member. She is a warm and compassionate Christian who prepares food for 
others, works at the food pantry, and is a leader and teacher locally, within the District, and 
Conference. She is loved by her church and community. 

Goldsboro: JoAnn Stroud is a member of Sarecta GMC. She spends hours of time 
lovingly caring for the elderly in her community. She cooks, chauffeurs, and is a spiritual 
companion while being a humble and consistent church member. As a pillar of the church, 
she quietly and effectively organizes ministry within the life of the church. 

Greenville: W. Dwight Waters is a dedicated person of God who is a member of Asbury 
GMC. He serves his church as a certified lay speaker, helping in worship services, and leads 
their "First Response" evangelism team. He responds faithfully and carefully as a called 
Christian, and his spirit of enthusiasm and support encourages others. He claims and lives 
out his calling to serve Christ through his service to the church. 

New Bern: As a member of Trinity GMC in New Bern, Betty Shields teaches, plans, and 
leads in many different areas of church life. Her commitment to Christ is lived out in 
concrete service to her local church, community, and Conference. She is involved in 
outreach projects such as prison ministries and ministries to the homeless. Her tireless 
efforts are an inspiration to all. 

Raleigh: Helen Little is a member of Home Memorial GMC. If one word could be used 
to describe her, that word would be "passionate". She has a deep love for Christ and the 
church. This is demonstrated by her involvement in ministries such as teaching, mission 
trips, Heifer project, and prison ministry. She lives her life in service to God. 

Rockingham: Wade Hunt is an active member of Prospect GMC. He is a people 
person, serving others with the spirit of Christ. He helps distribute food to the needy in the 
community. He is a certified lay speaker, a volunteer in mission trips, a leader in Native 
American ministries. He founded a popular ecumenical annual Youth Rally. Mr. Hunt serves 
God with vision and enthusiasm. 

Rocky Mount Dennis Sherrod's leadership is one of the most exciting aspects of 
ministry at Bailey GMC. He is a visionary and catalyst. The church has made tremendous 
leaps of faith under his leadership. He has served on many church committees and been 
involved in the community. He loves Christ and lives out Christ 's mission with contagious 
enthusiasm 

Sanford: Maxine Jones is a true servant of God and the church. As a member of 
Pittsboro GMC, she is a trusted helper, willing worship assistant, and primary prayer 



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supporter. She is involved in District Mission activities and activities of the Annual 
Conference. As a church leader she is faithful, loyal, and committed. 

Wilmington: Becky Kirtley generously uses her gifts to the glory of God through Camp 
UMC, generously using her gifts to the glory of God. She coordinates the new Sunbeam 
Care Ministry to the sick, lonely, and home-bound. She participates in outreach programs 
through the District and Conference connection. She is the "heartbeat" of this church's 
community. Her faith is gentle, enduring, unpretentious, and charitable to all. 

Our Conference Lay Person of the Year is one who is always seeking ways to help 
others. In the local church he is a member of the Staff/pastor relations Committee, the 
Administrative Council, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, active in United Methodist 
Men and is a certified lay speaker who provides well prepared sermons in the church. He 
envisioned and was instrumental in the birth of Youth rally in the local church and it is now 
an annual event that is also ecumenical. At the last event there was over 600 in attendance 
with 15 youth making a profession of faith. He serves as a church usher, is a teacher in the 
youth division of the Sunday School, and assists with the tape ministry to those physically 
unable to attend church. 

He is a member of the District Commission on Missions and Conference Board of 
Missions, he participated in work missions to native people of Bolivia and has given 
presentations to churches in the district and at Lake Junaluska. Upon his return from the 
bolivia mission he helped to initiate additional fund raising for the projects where he worked. 

He is the site coordinator for the Communities in Schools Program (a program that 
helps at-risk children), is a member of the county recreation commission and he serves as 
a public announcer for the sports events in the local schools where the children have deep 
admiration and respect for him. He retired from the public school system as a school 
principal. 

Having come to the saving grace of God through his profession of faith in Jesus Christ 
four years ago, he is working tirelessly to "make up the time." He researched and developed 
a workshop of United Methodist Heritage for the native American Cooperative Ministry. He 
was invited to share this in other churches and with the District UMM. 

The scripture states, "Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus." Jesus was 
always thinking of and helping others. Our Conference Lay Person of the Year is one who 
works diligently at having the mind of Christ. He is a "people person," who seeks to serve 
others. Our Conference Lay Person of the Year is Wade C. Hunt, a member of the largest 
Native American UMC in our denomination. 

Robby Lowry, Conference Lay Leader 

PARTNERS IN CARING, NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE 
The Following Calls Have Been Paid Since January 1, 1997 

Call No. 410 - Russell Harrison 4,100.00 

Call No. 41 1 - Fred Dillon 4,100.00 

Call No. 412 - William Ruth 4,500.00 

Call No. 413 - Forrest Hedden 4,500.00 

Call No. 414 - Ted Jenkins 4,100.00 

Call No. 415 - Frank Fortescue (1/2 call in '97) 2,250.00 

Call No. 416 - Virgil Free (1/2 call in '97) 2,250.00 

Call No. 417 - Sam Moore (1/2 call in '97) 2,250.00 

TOTAL $28,050.00 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Balance on Hand.Checking Acct., First Union $11,038.53 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 01/01/97 57,696.46 

Investment Appreciation,Methodist Foundation, 1997 10,296.37 

Received from Payment of Calls/Checking Acct. Interest 26,989.75 

TOTAL TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR $106,021.1 1 

DISBURSEMENTS, 01/01-12/31/97 

Payments to Beneficiaries $25,800.00 

Office Expenses, including Postage 2,458.07 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $28,258.07 

FUNDS ON HAND, 12/31/97 

Balance,First Union, 12/3 1/97 $9,770.21 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 12/31/97 67,992.83 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS & FUNDS ON HAND $106,021.11 



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TRUSTEES YEAR ENDING 

Rachel Moser 2000 

Branson Sheets III 2000 

Tom Loftis 1998 

Henry Lovelace 1998 

Jim Hobbs 1999 

Denny Wise 1999 

Jerry T. Smith, President 

Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Vice-president 

Henry N. Lovelace, Secretary -Treasurer 

SOUTHEASTERN JURISDICTIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL 

Your Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council (SEJAC) is commissioned to 
assist the North Carolina Annual Conference as you enable congregations to join God in 
Making Disciples for Jesus Christ and transforming the world into our Lord's likeness. This 
connectional ministry is guided by an experienced and inclusive body of committed church 
leaders including Bishop Marion M. Edwards, Hope Morgan Ward, LaMella Smith, Robert L. 
Huckaby, Jr. and Samuel W. Dixon, Jr. 

SEJAC is grateful for North Carolina's support through the work of these leaders, 
through active participation in ministries and programs, and through contributions to the 
Mission and Ministry Fund which received record support in 1997. As we enter the second 
year of the quadrennium, anticipating a new century in ministry, together, let us celebrate: 
IN THE MINISTRY DIVISION 

• An expanding ministry of training and inspiration offered at our three centers: Gulfside, 
Hinton, and Lake Junaluska. In 1997, 13,340 persons participated in events at these sites, 
including 1 ,336 from the North Carolina Conference who took part in 52 events. 

• A growing outreach into annual conferences for training and resourcing. In 1997, 
SEJAC staff led in 160 conference or district events involving 21,106 persons and 130 local 
church events involving 22,154 persons. These totals include, in North Carolina, 30 
conference events involving 5.508 persons, 38 local church events serving 3,701 persons as 
well as 80 days of consultation provided connectional and church groups. 

• An innovative communications initiative offering help in the creative use of the 
Internet, a more user-friendly jurisdictional publication, and modeling of technology designed 
to enhance worship, learning, and information flow within the body. 

• Seven effective Jurisdictional Agencies providing unique ministries and services: 
Archives and History maintains records, sponsors Heritage Preservation Workshops, 

hosted 5564 visitors in the Heritage Center including 1 693 in confirmation training. 

Hinton Rural Life Center conducted 69 small membership training events in 1 1 annual 
conferences for 2345 persons, hosted 8142 overnight guests including 885 youth volunteers 
who built 2 homes and repaired 28. 

Gulfside Assembly hosted 3400 guests, conducted local peer counseling program, 
offered variety of programs including a Mission Education Travel Study Seminar. 

Intentional Growth Center guided 2492 participants in professional, personal, and 
spiritual growth, hosted 774 in Elderhostels, over 1200 in confirmation training. 

SEJANAM worked in Native American concerns with 7 conferences including Florida, 
led work team to Bolivia, placed 7 interns, hosted 300+ in Native American Conference. 

SEMAR, in rehabilitation, networks 50 homes with 340 persons in 1 1 conferences, is 
expanding ministry into varied disabilities, sponsors Conference on Disabilities. 

(1MV1M coordinated 494 work teams in 44 countries involving 9,078 persons and 
$5,846,013, coordinated burned churches rebuilding, placed 89 individual volunteers. 

• Program Units and Missional Emphases are marshalling efforts to address key 
concerns as the GMC seeks to be faithful in the midst of radical societal change. 

Lay Ministry Center provided spiritual formation and leader training, in 1997, for 16,040 
persons in four conferences, five districts, and 25 local churches, 853 in UA events, 252 in 
international travel. 

Korean-American Mission has helped establish 11 congregations, in 1997, facilitated 
leader development in 51 congregations, raised $18,000 for church development, sponsored 
pastors' school for 30 participants. 

Hispanic Ministry Task Force provided lay missioner/pastor mentor training/ connec- 
tions, is planning for ministry within an exploding Hispanic population in the southeast. 

New Emphases on Strengthening the Black Church for the 21 st Century, Children and 
Poverty, and Spiritual Formation are issuing in new coalitions of persons and groups 
committed to effective ministry in these areas. 






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IN THE LAKE JUNALCISKA DIVISION 

• A Lake Junaluska Assembly, aware of its missional heritage and Fiscally sound, intent 
upon being a resource for spiritual renewal and leadership training. 

• Record guest nights in Assembly housing - 1 13,101 - up 6.2% over 1996. 

• A Maintenance Reserve Fund of $2,066,133 to help address accumulated needs for 
ongoing maintenance and updating of facilities. 

• Major Renovations to key facilities include: 

Lambuth Inn Renovation completed one year ahead of schedule 

Kern Youth Center totally refurbished 

Projectors and large screens added to Stuart Auditorium 

• A Leadership Design and Staffing to insure quality service and responsible stewardship 
of resources given to the Assembly's care 

• A Detailed Long Range Plan for facility update and expansion 

• An Effective Residential Services Department meeting needs of 700 homeowners and 
residents who pay for services and provide extensive support to the Assembly through 
volunteer work, participation in activities, and financial contributions 

• On Schedule Development of Hickory Hill providing 130 new homesites, many low 
and moderately priced, with proceeds to enhance the Endowment Fund 

• Substantial Progress in Lakemont Condominium Development of 54 units 

• Ten-year Plan for Infrastructure Renewal with an amortized cost plan 
FINANCES 

• Record Payment of Mission and Ministry Fund at 79% of apportioned asking 

• Record Conference Center Revenues of $4,975,000 

• Positive Current Operating Balance of $203,379 (3% of annual budget) 

• Workers' Hourly Wages Increased by 8.2%; Pension eligibility expanded 
MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT 

• Bookings for 1998 equal 1998 Budget Revenue Projections 

• Feasibility Study being developed for Capital Funds and Endowment Initiative 

• Junaluska Associates provided over $65,000 from growing endowment and 
membership income 

CONCLUSION 

SEJAC has emerged from a satisfying year of transition having produced a flexible and 
effective organizational process, innovative ministries, optimal staffing, and fiscal balance. As 
we seek to discern God's will for a new millenium, we envision an even more faithful future 
in service with clear mission alignment and Spirit-led effectiveness. 

Gordon C. Goodgame, Executive Director 



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STATISTICIAN'S REPORT 
(Table I) 



able I- 1997 



1996 



1997 



:hurch membership 

Total full members reported at the close of last year 
! Received this year on Confession of Faith or Restored 
I Received from other United Methodist Churches 

Received from other denominations 
A Total removed by Charge Conference action 
iB Removed by withdrawal 

i Total removed by Charge Conf.action or withdrawn 
i Removed by transfer to other UM Churches 

Removed by transfer to other denominations 

Removed by death 
A Asian 

B Black + African American 
C Hispanic 
D Native American 
E Pacific Islander 
F White 

Total full members at close of this year 

Av. attendance at principal weekly worship service(s) 

1 Number of persons baptized this year (all ages) 

2 Prep. mbrs. now on roll (all baptized children under 19) 

3 Number of persons on constituency roll (Par. 232.4) 

4 Total enrolled in confirmation classes this year 

:hurch school 

5 Number of leaders 

6 Children in all classes and groups 

7 Youth in all classes and groups 

8 Adults in all classes and groups 

9 Total church school membership 

Av. attend. in the Sunday Church School 

1 Av. attend. in other ongoing classes/groups for learning 

2 Av. attend. in short-term classes/groups tor learning 

3 Church sch.mbrs.joining church on confession of faith 

INITED METHODIST MEN 

4 Membership in chartered United Methodist Men 

5 Amount paid for projects 

INITED METHODIST WOMEN 

6 Membership in United Methodist Women 

7 Amount paid for local church and community work 

INITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

8 Membership in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 

9 Amount paid for projects 

'ROPERTY AND OTHER ASSETS 

Value of church land, buildings and equipment 

1 Value of church-owned parsonages and furniture 

2 Value of other assets 

3 Indebtedness on items 30, 31 , 32 at end of year 

4 Other indebtedness 



220,973 


222,776 




3,984 


4,005 


2 


3,194 


3,108 


-fr 


2,409 


2,456 


4 


1,065 


1,692 


62 


793 


713 


-8' 


1,858 


2,405 


54) 


2,104 


2,100 


-. 


1,130 


1,283 


15: 


2,692 


2,889 


19] 


114 


175 


6 


4,738 


5,314 


57< 


106 


105 




2,203 


2,236 


3: 


38 


28 


-1( 


215,720 


215,805 


85 


222,776 


223,663 


88" 


79,919 


82,522 


2,60: 


3,531 


3,750 


21! 


28,427 


28,902 


47! 


17,275 


19,752 


2,47" 


2,233 


2,291 


5! 


12,839 


13,282 


44: 


23,479 


23,990 


51 


11,566 


12,140 


57< 


47,265 


47,222 


-4: 


94,986 


96,634 


1.64* 


45,373 


45,898 


52! 


20,437 


22,212 


1,77! 


27,360 


27,475 


11! 


2,104 


2,151 


A', 


8,004 


8,419 


41! 


426,472 


488,603 


62.13 1 


30,341 


25,946 


-4,395 


752,653 


882,591 


129,93* 


10,006 


11,415 


1,40| 


321,512 


328,939 


7,427 


590,549,560 


599,180,863 


8,631,30- 


64,227,708 


69,226,304 


4,998,596 


41,574,866 


50,573,843 


8,998,977 


34,912,316 


34,138,986 


-773.33C 


354,123 


1,159,221 


805,096 



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'able II -1997 

5ENEV0LENCES 

■5 World Service and Conference Benevolences 
,6 Ministerial Education Fund 
if 7 Black College Fund 
'.8 Africa University Fund 
>9 Mission Initiatives 
'•0 Total General Advance 
h Youth Service Fund 
A2A Human Relations 
►2B One Great Hour of Sharing 
,2C Peace with Justice 
j[2D Native American Awareness Sunday 
'2E World Communion 
|I2F United Methodist Student Day 
\2 Total General Church Offerings 
H Spirit for Tomorrow 
M Conference Advance Specials 
II5 $10 Club 
|6 Higher Education 
&8 Health and Welfare agencies 
f[9 Disaster Preparedness 

50 Other benevolences sent to conference treasurer 

51 Other benevolences paid directly by local church 



XNNECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION FUNDS 

52 Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 

p3 General Administration Fund 

[>4 Jurisdictional Administration Fund 

55 Area and conference administration funds 

p6 District Work Fund 

p7 Lake Junaluska 

PONNECTIONAL CLERGY SUPPORT 

j58 Pension and benefit funds remitted to GBOP 

,59 Pension and benefit funds remitted to the Conf. Treas. 

o0 District Superintendents' Fund 

31 Episcopal Fund 

52 Equitable Salary Fund 

53 Apportioned ministerial support 

tLERGY SUPPORT LOCAL CHURCH 

34 Pastor's base compensation 

35 Associate's base compensation 

36A Pastor's utilities & other housing-related allowances 
56B Associate's utilities & other housing-related allowances 

36 Total Utilities/Housing 
37A Pastor's travel 

37B Associate's travel 

57 Total travel paid 

58A Other cash allowances paid to/for pastor 

58B Other cash allowances paid to/for associate 

38C Pastor's Medical Ins. paid by the church 

38 Total other cash allowances 

LOCAL CHURCH EXPENDITURES 

39 Diaconal Minister(s) total compensation 

70 Other staff compensation 

71 Current exp.for program (including church school) 

72 Other current operating exp.(not including prog.exp.) 

73 Prin.& int.paid on indebtedness, loans, mortgages, etc. 

74 Paid on bldgs/improv'mnts(not includ. funds borrowed) 



75 . UMW cash sent to District or Conf.UMW Treasurer 

76 Grand Total Paid 

NOTE: The tables above are preliminary figures & 
are subject to change upon final audit 



1996 



1997 



2,823,553 


2,982,377 


158,824 


454,275 


516,319 


62,044 


159,779 


179,925 


20,146 


40,677 


44,271 


3,594 


14,825 


21,388 


6,563 


628,773 


771,658 


142,885 


4,571 


4,633 


62 


6,512 


8,544 


2,032 


37,261 


62,700 


25,439 


4,335 


5,458 


1,123 


8,605 


11,552 


2,947 


12,684 


14,554 


1,870 


6,873 


6,600 


-273 


73,270 


109,408 


36,138 


1,005 


73 


-932 


316,323 


355,519 


39,196 


124,535 


123,812 


-723 


1,227,094 


1,270,531 


43,437 


598,567 


614,291 


15,724 


83,133 


5,880 


-77,253 





17,010 


17,010 


2.625.174 
9:178!554 


2.987.082 
10,004,178 


361.908 


825^24 


23,587 


26,521 


2,934 


90,367 


92,348 


1,981 


56,887 


123,026 


66,139 


863,226 


954,522 


91,296 


588,315 


641,621 


53,306 


79.544 





-79.544 


1,701,926 


1,838,035 


136,113 


2,892,460 


2,932,632 


40,172 











1,076,140 


1,117,168 


41,028 


322,534 


336,188 


13,654 


599,057 


708,808 


109,751 


2.991.830 


3.089.540 


97.710 


7,882,021 


8,184,336 


302:315 


14,786,538 


15,629,518 


842,980 


836,992 


917,661 


80,669 


1,610,428 


1,714,376 


103,948 


100,446 


113,871 


13,425 


1,710,874 


1,828,247 


117,373 


1,697,953 


1,786,602 


88,649 


86,592 


91,239 


4,647 


1,784,545 


1,877,841 


93,296 


191,066 


186,493 


-4,573 


17,066 


18,842 


1,776 


2,842,661 


2,714,288 


-128,373 


3.050.793 


2.919.623 


-131.170 


22! 1691742 


23! 172:890 


1,003:148 


655,150 


748,868 


93,718 


10,068,462 


11,339,000 


1,270,538 


4,636,554 


5,280,082 


643,528 


11,414,976 


12,408,109 


993,133 


5,990,407 


6,450,710 


460,303 


10.178.499 


17.287.977 
53:514:746 


7.109.478 


42;944!048 


10:570:698 


520,505 


562,519 


42,014 


84,396,796 


97,276,707 


12,879,911 



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STATE OF THE CHURCH ADDRESS 

It is my pleasure at this time to share with you some informal and largely 
extemporaneous words that will reflect, in some fashion, my sense and understanding of 
some of the important dimensions of the state of our church in the NC Annual Conference. 

Linda and 1 have been traveling across the NC Annual Conference for nearly two years, 
come September, and I'm pleased to report to you that NC is now in my blood. In fact, the 
other day, I had a check up at the doctor's office and when they stuck that needle in my 
finger, the results came back: "This blood contains particles of Spivey's Corner, 1-95, and 
the Great Dismal Swamp." Twenty-one months have passed since Linda and I left Georgia 
and traveled to NC, into the very winds of the storm Fran, and I must confess to you as we 
were trying to hide in discreet places that night in the episcopal residence, we were 
humming "Georgia on My Mind." But I want to say to you now that when we go back down 
to Georgia on our visits, I often find myself singing "North Carolina on My Mind." I can even 
now pronounce some of your names - for example, there's "Chocowinity" (did I say it right?) 
- Let me put my glasses on for this one now - there's "Conetoe." There's "Pasquotank," and 
now after being vividly reminded by one of the gracious ladies of NC, I no longer say "North 
Car-lina." I'm trying to remember to say "North Car-O-lina." Belton Joyner tells me when 
I have finished all of the local church commitments on my calendar, and that's into the year 
2000, I will have been in over 250 local churches of this Annual Conference. 

What really delights Linda and me as we cross from Alamance to Currituck and 
Warren to Brunswick counties is this: It is those very delightful little blue signs that you have 
erected pointing people to the location of our GM churches. You've seen them, haven't you? 
Some of them need painting, sometimes they've got a little steeple roof on them, and 
sometimes they are rectangular; but somewhere on that sign, there is the name of a GM 
church along with some words of direction - one mile in this direction or that, three blocks, 
turn left. I love these little blue signs because the little blue signs tell me over and over 
again that GM people of eastern NC have had, in the near and distant past, a heart for 
evangelism and outreach. They have sought in thousands of different ways to make visible, 
over and over again, the presence of Jesus Christ in the Wesleyan tradition in countless 
communities across our eastern NC world. 

These little blue signs tell us about that heart for evangelism and outreach into our 
world. However, I come today to tell you that I have a dream. I am dreaming of a day when 
there will be a new generation of those little blue signs. Some of those new generation signs 
will be repainted signs of long-established GM churches that reflect a revitalized ministry 
taking place in those church ministries that are finding ways of pushing out the walls and 
claiming the missionary territories around their churches and in their communities. 

Then I hope there'll be a whole new generation of absolutely new little blue signs to 
remind us that we walk in the tradition of a man who declared that "the world is my parish," 
and that there will be emerging new blue signs that will break from our normal comfort 
zones to find ways to be the church in new communities among unchurched, among 
boomers, busters, Generation Xers, and what I now understand is called the "millennium 
generation." I want to see these little blue signs in unusual places, in unexpected 
communities, among the poor, among the ethnic groupings of our Annual Conference, 
among the poor in spirit as well as the poor in goods. I want to see those little signs send 
a signal that we are recovering the mission of some congregations that thought they were 
going to die. I want to see those little signs make the expanding presence of those who 
claim God's powerful grace in eastern NC. I want to see those blue signs pointing to 
emerging ministries among children at risk, not just our children, but all children at risk. I 
want to see emerging signs in predominately African American communities and among 
Hispanics. I want to see those new signs among small churches, re-focused congregations. 
I'd like to see us surround our college campuses and universities, where there is a spiritual 
hunger among young people and college students today, unknown in this century, with that 
little blue sign as we claim our college campuses as a mission field, where we have lots of 
students who have never been to church before they got to college. I dream of the day in 
this emerging 21 st century, when pastors and laity have a new vision for winning people to 
Jesus Christ and His church. 

I have discovered something as we have been driving across NC. I've seen with new 
eyes things that I never saw as the pastor of a local church quite like I see it now. I believe 
that there is not a church in the NC Annual Conference that cannot grow numerically if we 
drop some of our barriers. I'm talking about those non-verbal barriers that we hang all 
around our churches, inside and on the grounds outside, that communicate in various ways 
that "You are really not welcomed here." I hope we can drop the racism barrier. I hope we 
can drop the economic barrier. I hope we can drop the social barrier. And if we will drop 



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those barriers, folks, there is not a church in NC that cannot report on the pastor's Annual 
Conference report net gains in membership because we have reached out with hearts full 
of compassion to people not like us. Always, every church can grow. If we drop those 
barriers, that means that every pastor and every local congregation and its laity can develop 
a new heart for people. 

I remember one of the mentors of my ministry, Vernon Robertson, when I was youth 
director at Fort Valley Church. 1 learned more from him about how to run a church and be 
a pastor than I did anywhere else, including college and seminary. He would take me out 
on Saturday afternoons and we would knock on doors among the unchurched and he 
would say, "I'll be by for you on Sunday morning 20 minutes before Sunday School." Then 
he'd go out with three or four runs in his own car, and he would bring in carloads full of 
people for Sunday School and church. I've never forgotten that model. It's called a heart 
for people, a concern for folks. The time will come in this Annual Conference, when every 
pastor will walk around with a working prospect list in their pocket, either in their coat or 
in their open shirt, and it's a working prospect list of people that you have discovered and 
named and are praying for. You're working. They're either front burner prospects or they 
are back burner prospects, but you are praying over them, and you are working. You know 
what I think I'm going to do everywhere I go. I think I'll ask each pastor to show me your 
working prospect list. If we drop those barriers, my friends, there should be no barren 
churches in the NC Annual Conference. 

1 think I know a way to start that journey that I'm envisioning and dreaming about for 
our conference. I think I know a way, from the Cabinet's perspective, we can help to raise 
those little blue signs in new and distinctive places. I would like to call for a realignment and 
an expanding definition for the Office of Congregational Development in our Annual 
Conference. I've been your bishop now for two cycles of appointment-making and as I have 
visited with pastor-parish relation committees in every district in many churches, it's become 
very clear to me that the bishop and the Cabinet have a far greater responsibility than just 
to appoint new pastors to churches, and churches to receive new pastors. As I have listened 
to pastor-parish relations committees and as pastors talk with me, I have discovered that 
many of the problems our churches are facing cannot be solved by receiving a new pastor. 
Their problems are deeper, systemic, and have been there, in some cases, for years and 
generations. I've said to a number of staff-parish relations committees, "I would like to 
suggest that you bring the director of our Office of Congregational Development into your 
church for study and reflection of your situation, and to help you understand what the 
issues are and what the needs and challenges of your congregation are." It suddenly has 
dawned upon me after nearly two years, that the work of the Congregational Development 
Office is at the heart of my ministry as your bishop in this area. The Office of 
Congregational Development must take seriously the multicultural character of the 
population of the 56 counties of this Annual Conference as we expand our work, especially 
among the poor. Congregational Development in all sectors must be a priority of my 
ministry and the work of the Cabinet, and I need the Office of Congregational Development 
directly related and answerable to me in this capacity. I would like to request, therefore, the 
realignment of this Office of Development to an office relating to the bishop and the 
Cabinet. The realignment would remove the Office of Congregational Development from 
the Conference Council on Ministries. It would give that office a single focus with no 
responsibility for programming in other areas of the conference and it would work directly 
under our supervision. This realignment is in the spirit of 11263 of the Book of Discipline, 
which links the work of Congregational Development primarily with the bishop, and 
secondarily, with missions and evangelism. This sort of an alignment with the episcopal 
office is already taking place across the church, especially in places like North Georgia and 
Florida and the Holston conferences, who have already preceded us in this kind of 
alignment. I ask you to give careful consideration to this. 

Another factor that calls for this is the need to work closely with the redevelopment of 
small-membership churches and charges. There's a desperate need to deploy pastors in 
small-membership churches in a way that does not break the economic back of that 
church, but enables them to have finances for larger needs, missions and ministries of that 
church. We've already turned over this responsibility to the Office of Congregational 
Development and a small task force in our Cabinet headed by Dr. Sid Huggins. This will 
be an important part of our ongoing relationship with that office. 

I propose that the director of the Office of Congregational Development be appointed 
annually by the bishop and the Cabinet. This director would not be a member of the 
Cabinet but would meet with the Cabinet when requested for consultation. The realignment 
would not entail the adding of any new funds. The salary of the director would be the 



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current salary that is being paid to an associate director of the CCOM. The funds would 
simply be shifted in the adoption of the Annual Conference budget from the CCOM to this 
new office. The tenure of the director would be an annual appointment rather than tenured 
for a specific period of time. When a change is made in this staff position, and it will be, 
as all GM appointments change, we will search nationally for the person to fill that position, 
starting in our own Annual Conference, looking to engage a person who has the expertise 
and the specialty skills that the Office demands. It is not a position to be filled by a 
generalist. Later in this session, there will be a motion and request brought from the Dean 
of our Cabinet to implement this recommendation in our conference. I sincerely pray that 
you will give this matter serious consideration. It is a place where 1 think we can begin as 
a Cabinet to more frequently raise those little blue signs across NC. 

Let's focus on another dimension for awhile. As I'v